Sign Up for Health Insurance by December 15!

Dec 10, 2014

Sign Up for Health Insurance by December 15!

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is working in terms of access, affordability and quality.  In just one year, the ACA has reduced the number of uninsured adults by 26 percent.  During the first enrollment period, nearly 7 out of 10 people who selected a plan through the Marketplace found coverage for less than $100 a month with financial assistance.

This year, new choices and increased competition in the Health Insurance Marketplace are giving Michiganders more affordable options during Open Enrollment.  In Michigan, consumers can choose from 16 issuers in the Marketplace in 2015—up from 12 in 2014.  And Michigan consumers can choose from an average of 64 health plans in their county. 

If you want to sign up for health care coverage or change your existing plan, be sure to visit HealthCare.gov and sign up for a plan by December 15 in order to have coverage byJanuary 1

Through the Federal Marketplace, you can sign up for an affordable plan that fits your budget and health needs.  If you already have coverage through HealthCare.gov, it’s time to come back and renew your coverage or shop around for new plans in your area.  Be sure to enroll by December 15 in order for coverage to begin on January 1, 2015.

Don’t miss out on this important opportunity to get covered.  Take a moment to review your options and find a plan that’s right for you.  If you have any questions about enrolling for health insurance through the Federal Marketplace, please call Rep. Levin’s Roseville office at (586) 498-7122 and his staff will be happy to assist you.

 

House Approves Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act

On December 9, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation by Rep. Levin and other Great Lakes lawmakers to formally authorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).  The GLRI was created by the Obama Administration in 2010.  Over the last five years, Congress has provided more than $1.6 billion for GLRI, which funds restoration efforts in the Lakes, including cleaning up toxic hotspots; fighting aquatic invasive species; restoring critical habitat; and addressing polluted runoff that contributes to beach closures and harmful algal blooms in the Lakes.

Formal authorization of the GLRI strengthens the program, provides for regular congressional oversight, and makes it more likely that future congresses will continue to fund the effort.  Click here for more information.