Confused by the ACA? Here’s where to get help and more info

Posted Sept. 09, 2013, at 5:57 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 22, 2013, at 7:07 p.m.

Call:

— Health insurance marketplace hotline: 800-318-2596 for individuals or 800-706-7893 for small businesses

— “Navigators” — federally designated ACA helpers — are available through Western Maine Community Action (available starting Oct. 1)

— Aroostook County Action Program, 800-432-7881

— Kennebec Valley Community Action, 800-542-8227

— Midcoast Maine Community Action, 800-221-2221

— Opportunity Alliance (Cumberland County), 877-429-6884

— Waldo Community Action Partners, 877-930-7351

— Washington-Hancock Community Agency, 664-2424

— Western Maine Community Action, 800-645-9636

— York County Community Action Corp., 800-965-5762

— Navigators are also available through Fishing Partnership Support Services/Maine Lobstermen’s Association: 888-252-8816 for Fishing Partnership and 967-4555 for MLA.

— Consumers for Affordable Health Care, Maine’s designated consumer assistance program under the ACA: 800-965-7476

— Maine Bureau of Insurance: 800-300-5000

— Maine Community Health Options: 402-3330

— Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield: 800-722-0203

Or visit:

The official ACA site: www.healthcare.gov

Maine Bureau of Insurance: www.maine.gov/pfr/insurance/ACA_Index.html

Western Maine Community Action: www.wmca.org

Fishing Partnership Support Services: www.fishingpartnership.org

Maine Health Access Foundation (coming soon): www.enroll207.org

Maine Community Health Options: www.maineoptions.org

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield: www.anthem.com

Or check out:

Kaiser Family Foundation’s subsidy calculator: www.kff.org/interactive/subsidy-calculator/

Federal poverty level guide: www.aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/13poverty.cfm#guidelines

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