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SAGE and Mercer are partnering to make it easier for you to access health care! Whether you're uninsured, already insured and ready to re-enroll, or age 65+ and eligible for Medicare, Mercer can help.

Here's what you need to know:

  • Affordability: It's less expensive than you may think, and if you are under age 65, you may qualify for tax credits which will reduce your monthly cost.
  • Peace of mind: Enrolling may help minimize future healthcare costs for you and any family members.
  • Assistance: You will have access to customer service agents to answer any questions and enroll you in plans over the phone.
  • Options: You select the plan, the insurer, and the amount of coverage.
  • Coverage: Whatever your health status, Mercer can assist you in obtaining coverage.

    Under 65 Open Enrollment is November 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016.

    Age 65+ Open Enrollment is October 15, 2015 through December 7, 2015.

    Visit Mercer to enroll today!

    LGBT Older People and Health Reform

    ALREADY COVERED? Check out these 5 steps to staying covered in the year to come.

    For older people under age 65 and uninsured, the Marketplace provides a variety of insurance plans to make health care affordable for you and your family. The Marketplace Open Enrollment period is November 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016. Questions? Read through our FAQ below, or visit or call 1-800-318-2596—help is available 24/7 in 150 languages.

    For older people age 65+ and already on Medicare, the Marketplace does not affect you. However, between October 15 and December 7, 2015, you have the opportunity to review your current health and drug prescription coverage. Visit or call 1-800-Medicare for information on Medicare Open Enrollment.

    FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS, the ACA means your coverage can no longer be dropped or denied based on a pre-existing condition. It also gives states the option to expand Medicaid to generally include those with incomes at or below 138% of the Federal poverty line ($16,105 for an individual and $32,913 for a family of 4 in 2014), including single adults without children who were previously not generally eligible for Medicaid.. You'll find more information in the FAQ section below, and online here.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the Health Insurance Marketplace?  

    How do I apply for health insurance coverage?  

    What’s in it for LGBT older adults?  

    I’m over age 65. What does Obamacare have to do with me?  

    I’m transgender. How can Obamacare help me?  

    I’m living with HIV/AIDS. How does Obamacare help me?  

    More questions? Visit or call 1-800-318-2596.

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