How Will Obamacare Affect You?

October 01, 2013

What impact will the Affordable Care Act have on open enrollment when it goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2014?

“If your employer offers health insurance, you won’t notice a big change,” says Rich Snader, Providence Southern California’s regional director of managed care.

What will change is that most Americans will be required to have health insurance or pay a penalty. In California, legal residents who lack access to employer-provided insurance can purchase insurance through a marketplace called Covered California.

“People can start making decisions now for January coverage,” Snader says. “This fall, a Covered California marketing campaign will be in full effect.”