It’s not too late to purchase benefits covered by the Affordable Care Act. You can enroll as late as March 31, which is the last day to enroll in a plan for 2014 coverage. After March 31, the next open enrollment will take place for coverage in 2015. The Affordable Care Act ensures health plans offered in the individual and small group markets, both inside and outside of the Health Insurance Marketplace, offer a comprehensive package of items and services, known as essential health benefits. Essential health benefits must include items and services within at least the following 10 categories: ambulatory patient services; emergency services; hospitalization; maternity and newborn care; mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment; prescription drugs; rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices; laboratory services; preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management; and pediatric services, including oral and vision care.
If you live in CT and are looking to purchase Delta Dental pediatric dental benefits for your child, please visit www.healthyCT.org.