Let us help you learn about your options & enroll!
The federal Affordable Care Act (sometimes called Obamacare) brings many new options for health insurance coverage for individuals, families and small businesses. These include:
- Medicaid coverage for more Michigan residents under the Healthy Michigan Act (Enrollment and coverage began April 1, 2014 and continue all year)
- Individual & family plans available for purchase on a federal Marketplace - and subsidies & tax credits that can lower the cost of buying these plans (Enrollment currently available only to those with a qualifying life event; open enrollment to begin again in fall 2014)
- An online Small Business Health Options Program Marketplace for small businesses to buy coverage for their employees
Which plans will offer access to UMHS hospitals, health centers and doctors? Find out here.
If you are a UMHS patient, or even if you're not, and you have questions about the new options:
Please call our Patient Financial Counselors at (877) 326-9155 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Or email them at PFC-Counselors@med.umich.edu .
Our staff is fully trained in all insurance options, and ready to serve our patients and their families, and the broader community.
The UMHS Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools (RAHS) also has several trained counselors available to offer by-appointment help. Call 734-998-5795 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, or email UMHS-RAHS@umich.edu.
For general information about the Affordable Care Act and what it means to you, or explore and enroll in plans on your own, visit www.healthcare.gov for more information.
You can also calculate what your general costs and tax credits for plans offered in Michigan might be, using the state's Online Premium Estimator. Or use the calculator below, from the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation. Keep in mind these are only estimates!
Last updated 4/24/14