If you have a dependent child who is turning age 26, and you are looking at COBRA options, you know what an overwhelming task it is to find and understand health care coverage. There are myriad options, and oftentimes it can just leave you confused.
Because of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which went into effect in 2014, United States residents who are not covered by health insurance are offered access to coverage through public programs, like Medicaid and the Health Insurance Marketplace.
So, whether you were part of an employer group plan for the majority of your career but are retired and want to see what alternatives are out there for coverage, or if a family member recently became ineligible for group coverage and you want to find alternatives to COBRA coverage, you're more than likely shopping on the Health Insurance Marketplace. You’re also probably in need of a little guidance and support.
Employers want to offer the support and guidance you and your family need while navigating the marketplace by providing access to Aon Health Coverage Resources’ interactive website HealthCoverageResources.com/Westinghouse/home.
At Aon Health Coverage Resources, you can get help to understand the Affordable Care Act (including what it is and how it impacts you), determine your eligibility for public health care programs, and enroll in health care coverage. The website includes a knowledge center to learn more about the marketplace, a coverage calculator to determine if you qualify for programs through the state or federal exchange, and access to enroll in a plan that best suits your needs.
“The individual health insurance marketplace continues to evolve,” says Patrick Burke, vice president of Health Exchange Solutions & Strategies. “Just pick up a newspaper and you will see a health care headline that impacts the exchange marketplace.
“Aon developed a solution for our clients’ employees to simply learn more, understand their options, and get the health coverage they need. No one should be without health insurance, and we are here to ensure that those individuals who need insurance are on the right path to obtaining coverage.”