In the United States there are different options for medical coverage such as Medicaid, Medicare, COBRA, among others. To access them it is necessary to register in the Health Insurance Market. Know the immigration statuses that qualify to enter the Market.
The Health Insurance Marketplace is covered by the Affordable Care Act, which seeks to help more families have access to health insurance regardless of their income or medical history.
Through the Health Insurance Marketplace it is possible to search and compare options. However, in order to register, some requirements are necessary, such as living in the United States, being a US citizen by birth or naturalization; be a permanent resident (Green Card).Green Card holders).
There are different options to be eligible for the Immigrant Health Insurance Marketplace. Here are some of the immigration statuses that qualify to enter the Marketplace:
- Lawful permanent resident (LPR / Holder of a permanent resident card)
- Asylees and Refugees
- Spouse or abused child and relative
- Victim of human trafficking and his spouse, child, brother or relative
- Individual with non-immigrant status, includes work visas (such as H1, H2A, H-2B), student visas, U-visa, T-visa
- Temporary Protected Status
- Legal temporary resident
See the complete list at the following link: https://www.cuidadodesalud.gov/es/immigrants/immigration-status/
Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace is currently open, the deadline to complete the registration is August 15, 2021. This date includes first-time enrollment and plan changes or renewals.
You can start your registration by creating an account at: cuidadodesalud.govAnd by completing the Application for Health Coverage and Help Paying Costs, available at the following link: https://marketplace.cms.gov/applications-and-forms/marketplace-consumer-application-family-spanish.pdf
If you have more questions, you can call 1-844-USA-GOV1 (1-844-872-4681), to receive advice from USA Gov agents in Spanish.