- Be prepared
To apply for Medicaid or for coverage through the federal health insurance exchange, you will be required to provide and verify the following information for every household member who will be on the insurance plan:
• Identity and age
• N.M. residency
• U.S. citizenship or qualifying immigration status
Paperwork to have on hand before you enroll in an insurance plan:
• Copy of tax forms or pay stub; IRS Schedule C if you are self-employed
• Copy of a utility bill
• Address, including ZIP code
• A list of your family’s medical history and past medical costs. (This can help determine the level of coverage you want — bronze, silver, gold or platinum.)
• If you like your health provider, find out which insurance companies cover them in the new exchange.
On the Web
• Review the various insurance plans available through the exchange here.
• Find out more at bewellnm.com or call a local insurance broker.
• Do you qualify for a health insurance premium subsidy? Find out here.
Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2013 11:45 pm
Updated: 4:59 pm, Mon Dec 16, 2013.
Fewer than 1,000 New Mexicans had enrolled in the federal health insurance exchange by the end of November — far short of goals for the problem-plagued program — and those who have gotten through have come away with mixed feelings.
One Santa Fean who finally managed to enroll in the online exchange after weeks of trying was a bit dismayed to find her health insurance will cost at least $100 more a month under the new plan. Jessica Haynie, owner of Three Stones Consulting, is among those the exchange is depending on to help balance health care costs and keep insurance premiums down — she’s young, healthy and gainfully employed. But she’s also among those who will not qualify for subsidies and will pay more for health insurance.
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Sunday, December 15, 2013 11:45 pm.
Updated: 4:59 pm.