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Health Insurance Marketplace (Exchange)

What is the Health Insurance Marketplace (i.e. FFE, FFM, Exchange)?
The marketplace is a common platform for insurance companies to market their qualified health insurance plans and compete for business. Federal tax credits and other assistance will be available to individuals and families who qualify. Individuals who qualify for Medicaid will be directed to the Division of Health Care Services.

Where Does Alaska Stand in the Marketplace-Building Process?
The State of Alaska completed a study on health insurance marketplace planning and decided not to run a state marketplace; therefore the federal government is operating one for Alaska.

Open Enrollment is November 15, 2014 – February 15, 2015, with coverage on and after January 1, 2015. Alaska Natives can enroll year-round. Applications are also accepted year-round for qualifying life events such as marriage, divorce, moving to new rating area, and birth of a child, and other limited circumstances (natural disaster, misinformation, system errors, domestic violence).

The Division of Insurance will continue to regulate insurance offered in Alaska including reviewing and approving products and premium rates offered to Alaska residents and handling consumer complaints.

More Questions About the Marketplace in Alaska?
Visit Healthcare.gov, online chat available.
Call 1-800-318-2596 (available 24/7), TTY 1-855-889-4325.