Enrollment Opens Tuesday For New Insurance Options
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Thousands of Louisianians who are uninsured or who buy their own health insurance can start shopping next week for new, subsidized coverage options offered under the federal health overhaul.
State officials say they expect significant confusion as open enrollment begins Tuesday in the health insurance marketplace. There, people can sift through dozens of health plans that vary by cost and coverage.
Premiums for Louisianacustomers range from $15 a month to more than $900, depending on what's included and how much a family makes.
Federal subsidies are available to many low- and middle-income families to help cover costs. At the same time, a new requirement will kick in that mandates most Americans must have health insurance or face fines.
Information about coverage options is available at www.healthcare.gov.