Nearly 60,000 Arizonans Qualify For ACA Special Enrollment

Published: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 10:33am

Nearly 60,000 uninsured Arizonans may be eligible for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act during a special enrollment period, according to a report from Enroll America. 

But Allen Gjersvig of the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers said the report shows people who move, get married or have or adopt a child may be eligible, but many don’t know about the special enrollment.

"A lot of the people that receive coverage through a qualified health plan have been uninsured for some time and they may not understand that changes to their family, changes to their life, may trigger a new opportunity," Gjersvig said.

Gjersvig said there are seven different marketing or pricing zones within Arizona linked to ACA. He said even something like moving from Phoenix to Flagstaff could create an opportunity to change or perhaps an opportunity to enroll for the first time. 

Enrollment in the Affordable Care Act is generally restricted to the open-enrollment periods, the next of which is scheduled to start on Nov. 15.

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