The Affordable Care Act mandates that all persons who reside in the U.S and have legal immigration status must have health insurance as of January 1, 2014. Those who do not have coverage may face steep fines.
If you are not able to get medical coverage through your employer, Medicaid or a private provider, you may be eligible to enroll through the health care exchanges. For eligibility information, health care options, prices and answers to your questions, please go to www.healthcare.gov or www.cuidadodesalud.gov
You can enroll in medical insurance through the health care exchanges in various ways:
- By phone: Call 800.318.2596; open 24 hours; a representative will work with you to complete the application
- Online: Go to https://www.healthcare.gov