Affordable Care Act - Your chance to secure affordable insurance!

There are many changes occurring to our national healthcare through the Affordable Care Act.  The primary goal of the Affordable Care Act is to help millions of uninsured and underinsured Americans obtain health coverage.  To achieve this goal, the law provides new health coverage options, gives consumers the tools they need to make informed choices about their health coverage, and creates stronger consumer protections. The Financial Counseling Department of UTMB Health can provide information, and give you step-by-step guidance. 


Hurry! Open Enrollment ends March 31st!

From October 1, 2013 until March 31, 2014, enrollment for healthcare coverage will be open for consumers.   The health care law has created a Marketplace that consumers can access to learn about and obtain health coverage.  In the health care law, the Marketplace is called an “Affordable Insurance Exchange.”  The Marketplace lets consumers know what types of health coverage and assistance with lowering coverage costs (if requested) for which they qualify. Consumers can also compare these options before purchasing health coverage to ensure that the plan covers the health care services they need and to minimize out-of-pocket costs.  Health care coverage can begin as soon as January 1, 2014.
The Financial Counseling Department of UTMB Health is providing assistance for consumers to enroll in the Marketplace, which allows eligible consumers to shop for, compare, and purchase health coverage.  Our Certified Application Counselors can help you understand what the Marketplace can do for you and how to obtain health coverage.  This service is free of charge.

Contact Information:
UTMB Health- Financial Counseling (409-772-6464)

  • For an appointment with a counselor who can provide information, and give you step-by-step guidance for enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Health Insurance Marketplace (800-318-2596)

  • If you would like to contact the Health Insurance Marketplace directly, you may call at 800-318-2596 or you may log on directly to the website at


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