You can now open your Obamacare Account online
The Health Insurance Market place does not open up officially until two months from today. However in addition to a draft of the paper application you can now take a sneak peak at the online system, and open your own personal obamacare account on the health insurance marketplace.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today consumers could now go establish personal accounts by going online and creating a username and password. Selection of plans will not be available until September when additional details on insurance plans and premiums offered in local areas will become available through the online marketplace.
The new personal account feature unveiled today will only be available in English for the time being. HHS said personal accounts will be coming soon to the Spanish-language marketplace, at cuidadodesalud.gov.
This Monday’s announcement by Sebelius made clear the Market place is on track “We are on target and ready to flip the switch on Oct. 1.”
Here are the steps to create Health Insurance Marketplace/Obamacare account
- Provide some basic information like your name, address, and email address
- Choose a user name and password
- Create security questions for added protection
While you are able to create an account, you will not be able to start shopping through the Marketplace for insurance until October 1. But by creating an account now you’ll be one step closer to applying for coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace, comparing plans side-by-side, and enrolling in a plan.
Remember that you can apply for coverage and enroll as soon as October 1, 2013.
If you have any questions you can call 1-800-318-2596, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. TTY users should call 1-855-889-4325.