- 5 years ago
- Wedding: December 2011
Is anyone else getting letters from their health insurance company, saying that their policy is going to be taken away at the end of the year because it is “not ACA compliant”?
My dad is self-employed and just received his letter. He started making phone calls and apparently this is happening to hundreds of thousands of people.
They offered him a replacement, “ACA compliant” policy but the premiums are more than double!
I seem to remember certain politicians claiming “if you like the insurance you have now, you’ll be able to keep that insurance.” Pure BS.
I’m realizing for the first time that my dad is getting older – he’s super frustrated by this and can’t figure out what to do, the website isn’t working for him etc. The letter really upset him because now he’s worried he won’t be able to sign up for insurance on an exchange before they take our family’s insurance away on January 1.
Especially since with a new policy there’s usually a period before the coverage kicks in. they can NOT afford to be uninsured for any period of time.
In a couple years he and my mom will qualify for Medicare (which I gather is much smoother and organized) and this will be behind us – but until then I have to find a way to help them! I get my insurance through an employer, so I’m clueless about how all this works. Has anyone successfully gotten through the application process online? Does anyone know what documents we need? what about over the phones? do you think calling our congressman help get them through the process faster? Or is that a waste of time probably.