Part-time workers can get health coverage

A lot of employers don’t provide health coverage for part-time employees, but under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), part-time workers still qualify for health benefits.

If you’re a part-time worker and your employer doesn’t offer you health insurance, you can use the Health Insurance Marketplace to find a plan. You may be able to get lower costs on your monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs based on your household size and income.

You may also qualify for free or low-cost coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

You’ll learn if you qualify for these options when you fill out your Marketplace application. You can apply as soon as October 1, 2013. Coverage begins as early as January 1, 2014.

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