Austin area consumers who wish to buy health insurance on the soon-to-be-launched federally run marketplace will be able to choose between 76 plans, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services revealed Wednesday.
The number of plans will vary by region, but insurers have chosen to give consumers in the Austin area more options than people in other major metropolitan areas of the state. Across all regions in Texas, there will be an average of 54 plans available, according to the report.
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Estimated premiums fro some health plan choices in Austin metro area:
Policies to be available on federally run marketplace. Open Enrollment begins Oct. 1, as called for in the Affordable Care Act.
For a 27-year-old, making $25,000 a year:
• A silver-level plan before tax credit: $205 per month
• A silver-level plan after tax credit: $145 per month
• Lowest bronze-level plan after tax credit: $85 per month
For a family of four, making $50,000 a year:
• A silver-level plan before tax credit: $741 per month
• A silver-level plan after tax credit: $282 per month
• Lowest bronze-level plan after tax credit: $64 per month
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Information available at HealthCare.gov, or cuidadodesalud.gov, or call 1-800-318-2596.
To see a calculator (courtesy of the Kaiser Family Foundation) that illustrates health insurance premiums and subsidies for people purchasing insurance health insurance through the marketplace, go to www.statesman.com/interactive/health-care-subsidy-calculator/.