We are pleased to let our members know that we will give as many of them as possible the opportunity to keep their non-ACA-compliant policies for another year. We will follow the guidance of the state Department of Insurance and the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to extend this opportunity to our members.
We will contact those affected with specific instructions on how they can keep their policies if they choose to do so. We are also letting these members know that they still have the option to shop for a new plan on the federal health insurance marketplace, where they may find ACA-compliant plans with richer benefits-possibly at a lower cost if they qualify for a government tax credit, or subsidy. Consumers can shop for these plans through the online marketplace at Healthcare.gov or by contacting an agent or broker.
For more information on the ACA and its requirements, please visit our special healthcare reform website at bcbsla.com/reform. We also encourage our members to follow our Facebook page and Twitter feed for ongoing updates. They can also get more information by going to Healthcare.gov.