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Old 11-12-2015, 06:42 AM   #1
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Question regarding ACA application technicality

Hello all. A question for those of you who have already applied online for one of the ACA policies in your home state.

A little background. I am retired but under age 65. My wife will resign from her job come jan. 1, 2016. Now we are under her healthcare plan thru her employer. We live in a state with it's own healthcare exchange. On Dec. 1 ( the earliest I am able) , I will apply for one of the silver plans online.

My question is that when I apply one of the questions is " Are you currently covered under a healthcare plan at work"? Well, technically We are but when she resigns on JAn. 2 next year we will not be. So, just answer No Also, it asks if you or your spouse is currently employed. Again, at the time of the application; Yes....but not in 30 days. Assuming best to answer as if no one is employed or has coverage thru work at the time one is applying?

I have tried to call the number of the healthcare exchange for my state but forget it. Hold times are measured in hours. Thanks for any guidance.

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Old 11-12-2015, 06:49 AM   #2
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Does her coverage end of Jan 2nd? Or does it run for the month of January. This can vary by employer.

Losing employment is a qualifying event so you *could* sign up when she retires... but I understand wanting to sign up ahead of time.

One option would be to buy through a broker that will enter the info for an exchange policy. They, theoretically, will know how to enter the data for a qualifying event very close to the start of the calendar year.
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