Affordable Care coverage starts today

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Coverage for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act starts today for most people.  Still there are some questions about what you have to do next.

Pati Urias with Get Covered America says some consumers may still be waiting for the health insurance card to come in the mail.  If you enrolled by the deadline in December, already made your first payment, and still don't you have your card, the holiday mailing rush may be to blame.

Urias says if you don't have your card, contact your new health insurance provider to make sure the card is on its way.  Your provider may also be able to give you information over the phone that will help you start making doctors appointments.

If you enrolled for insurance after the December deadline, Urias says your coverage may not begin until February.  Even after you enroll, you still need to choose a provider, and then get in touch with them about your date of coverage.

If you have not made the first step to enroll, there is still time.  Consumers have until March 31, to select an insurance plan through the marketplace.

Please visit the Obamacare section of Tucson News Now for more information on the deadlines for ACA.

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