Where to get help


Call or visit:

—  Health insurance marketplace hotline: 1-800-318-2596 for individuals or 1-800-706-7893 for small businesses

— The official ACA site: www.healthcare.gov

— “Navigators” — federally designated ACA helpers — are available through Western Maine Community Action. Among the regional agencies acting as navigators statewide are:

* Aroostook County Action Program: 1-800-432-7881

* Kennebec Valley Community Action Program: 1-800-542-8227

* Midcoast Maine Community Action: 1-800-221-2221

* Penquis: 1-844-846-3691

* Opportunity Alliance: 1-877-429-6884

* Waldo Community Action Partners: 1-877-930-7351

* Washington Hancock Community Action: 1-800-828-7544

* York County Community Action: 1-800-965-5762

* Western Maine Community Action: 1-855-806-7333 or www.wmca.org

— Consumers for Affordable Health Care, Maine’s designated consumer assistance program under the ACA: 1-800-965-7476

— Maine Bureau of Insurance: 1-800-300-5000 or www.maine.gov/pfr/insurance/ACA_Index.html

— Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield: 1-866-406-0984 or www.anthem.com

— Harvard Pilgrim Health Care: 1-855-354-4742 or www.harvardpilgrim.org

— Maine Community Health Options: 1-855-624-6463 or www.maineoptions.org

— Maine Health Access Foundation: www.enroll207.org

— Maine Primary Care Association: http://mainehealthcenters.com/

And check out:

Kaiser Family Foundation’s subsidy calculator: www.kff.org/interactive/subsidy-calculator/

Maine Bureau of Insurance rate calculator: http://www.maine.gov/pfr/insurance/ACA/Price_compare/2015%20Calculator/familyRateCalc.html

Federal poverty level guide: http://www.aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/14poverty.cfm

Tax penalty calculator: http://taxpolicycenter.org/taxfacts/acacalculator.cfm

Free tax help in Maine: http://www.cashmaine.org/find

A one-year checkup on how the ACA is doing in Maine:

Profiles of Mainers who bought health insurance through the ACA marketplace:

You’ve seen how the Affordable Care Act affected other Mainers in 2014. How about you? Good, bad or neutral — share your ACA stories


Affordable Care Act 101: We break down the ACA, what it does and what it requires you to do.