Kaiser Calculator Now Gives Consumers 2015 Zip Code-Specific Premium and Tax Credit Estimates for Marketplace Coverage
The Kaiser Family Foundation’s Health Insurance Marketplace Calculator now includes zip code-specific data on 2015 health plans that are being sold through the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplaces during the open enrollment period beginning Saturday, Nov. 15.
With the new tool, consumers around the nation can generate estimates of their health insurance premiums and government subsidies for 2015 plans that they purchase on their own through an ACA marketplace. The estimates are based on zip code, household income, family size and ages of family members. The calculator also helps consumers determine whether they could be eligible for Medicaid.
The Foundation encourages organizations to feature the updated calculator on their web sites. For detailed instructions, please click here.
The Health Insurance Marketplace Calculator is part of a series of new and updated Foundation resources to help consumers understand health insurance and navigate open enrollment. Among other tools, Understanding Health Insurance includes an updated collection of nearly 300 Frequently Asked Questions about the Affordable Care Act and a new animated video, Health Insurance Explained – The YouToons Have It Covered.
Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Menlo Park, California.