Daniel’s Story: Finding Affordable Coverage for $70 a Month

By Salim Zymet, Digital Advisor, Department of Health and Human Services
Posted October 21, 2013

Enrolling just a day after the Health Insurance Marketplace opened, Daniel, a 22 year old from Orlando, Florida, is one of the millions of Americans eligible for affordable health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Daniel says he’s “thrilled” to get coverage at the price he got it, and is relieved to be covered:

“I already had health insurance, but I just wanted to see if I could do a little bit better on the marketplace, and I did. I was able to pick a much higher quality plan, and because of my income as a student, I’ll only pay about 70 bucks a month for health insurance.”

To compare plans in your area, weigh your options, and get enrolled for coverage beginning January 1st, apply on www.healthcare.gov by December 15th.

There are 4 basic ways consumers can apply for and enroll in Marketplace coverage:  Online at HealthCare.gov; Over the phone by calling the 24/7 customer service center (1-800-318-2596, TTY 1-855-889-4325); Working with a trained person in your local community (Find Local Help); or by submitting a paper application through the call center or downloading a copy at marketplace.cms.gov.