Rhonda: I’m self-employed and I don’t have health insurance, but now I’m in the market for it. So, what are some of the things I need to know or do as I start looking for a plan?
BCBSAL: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is here to help you find the plan that is right for you. Begin by determining what kind of insurance you’re in the market for. Are you looking for coverage just for yourself? If so, you’ll need an individual plan. If you’re married, or have children, a family plan is likely what you’ll want.
You should also find out if you’re eligible for a subsidy (also known as a tax credit). A subsidy is financial assistance that may be available to help you pay for your health insurance. Eligibility is based on income level, family size and healthcare coverage availability.
You can visit our website at www.ibcbsal.com and click Shop for Plans. Our online shopping tool will guide you through a series of questions to lead you to the best plan to fit your needs. If you prefer to speak with someone, please call one of our Insurance Advisors at 1-855-890-7416.