When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed in 2010, then-President Obama made it clear that its focus is to make health insurance accessible to all Americans. One of the main ways it does that is by allowing everyone to buy their own health coverage on the individual Marketplace. Fast forward to 2021, and the passage of the American Rescue Plan (ARP), which boosted the availability of the ACA subsidies. These subsidies are making coverage even more available and affordable to millions of Americans.
Why is this important to you as an agent? Well, because of these additional subsidies, more Americans are searching for and signing up for health insurance than ever. That means it’s important to take advantage of this time when more people are searching for health insurance plans.
How Much Are People Saving?
So, what are these new subsidies actually doing for people? Just consider the following:
- Among HealthCare.gov enrollees who signed up during the Covid-related Special Enrollment Period, or who updated their enrollments to claim the enhanced subsidies, 35% are now paying less than $10 a month for their coverage.
- Average deductibles for new HealthCare.gov enrollees are 90% lower than pre-ARP deductibles.
- The state-run exchange in Washington reported that 78% of their enrollees are now receiving premium subsidies, versus 61% before the ARP was implemented.
- The state-run exchange in Nevada reported that people who enrolled or updated their accounts since the ARP was implemented are paying an average of $154 a month in after-subsidy premiums, compared to $232 a month pre-ARP.
These are some of the examples of how much people are saving, and how many are taking advantage of the savings. Because the ARP has made it so much more affordable for people to get plans – plans can even be as low as $0 a month – now is the perfect time to reach out to current customers or leads and see if you can save them money by applying the newly expanded subsidies.
States originally had three years (through March 2024) to use available ARP funds. But this has now been extended through March 31, 2025. So continue to take advantage of this extension and increase your sales!
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