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View Diary: A message from the Health Insurers of America (109 comments)

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  •  Thanks for the tip about cache & cookies (1+ / 0-)
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    but I still get this error:

    "There's a problem. Try logging in again after 30 minutes. If you continue to get this message, call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596. TTY users should call 1-855-889-4325. You'll need the Error ID and Application ID shown below. Error ID:500.000888"

    You may  be right about the hardship exemption needing to be done first.  And I also saw catastrophic plans somewhere else, I think valuepenguin.  But I'm not convinced of their accuracy - seems like actual quoted premiums were higher.

    •  that error might mean (0+ / 0-)

      they reached capacity and that's why you can't login.  Not a very user friendly message.  I read that they're supposed to have increased capacity by the end of this week so that 60,000 simultaneous users can be logged in at the same time.  It's 20,000-30,000 now.

      The premiums and subsidy amount may not be accurate on valuepenguin but the plans they show are.  I wonder if you could contact the insurer and get more accurate info on costs even if you have to apply through the exchange to ultimately get it?

      Also, I don't know what state you live in but as of Friday in TX, OH, and FL they're doing a pilot program that allows individuals to get a subsidy credit when they apply directly with insurers.  I saw the CMS announcement on TPM.

      •  Welp. (1+ / 0-)
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        This time it let me continue, and I got to the 'shop for plans' portion - still no option for Catastrophic.

        I reckon you're right, I need to apply for the exemption first.

        •  I left this thought out of my preceding comment (1+ / 0-)
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          I wonder if the insurers in the pilot states who are able to give the subsidy credit would be able to handle the hardship exemption?  Of course if you don't live in those states it won't help you.

          Hope it all works out for you.

          •  Thanks! (1+ / 0-)
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            I'm not in a pilot state - I'm in one of those which refused to expand Medicaid and also refused to allow a state-run exchange.  We're lucky we've got any insurers at all in many counties... if our Insurance Commissioner hadn't begged Humana to step in, we would have had  36 of our 82 counties without any insurance plan options.  


            •  Here's some info on the exemption: (1+ / 0-)
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              "For income below the filing threshold, inability to afford coverage, short coverage gap, and unlawful presence exemptions, you will apply through the Internal Revenue Service, or IRS. The application may not be available yet. "

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