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Under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), most consumers are able to take advantage of reduced monthly premiums through increased tax credit help. For new consumers selecting plans during the SEP, the average monthly premium after tax credits fell over 25%, from
"As millions of Americans have relied on gig economy work to sustain their incomes and support their families during the pandemic, we want these hardworking men and women to know they can purchase quality, affordable health coverage through HealthCare.gov," said HHS Secretary
Large online platforms participating in this Gig Workers Week of Action pledged to provide their workforces with information on affordable coverage. Activities include informing drivers and couriers about the Week of Action to help create awareness about availability of coverage through the Marketplace, hosting a blog, sharing stories of how drivers have benefited from Marketplace coverage, and providing communications in English and Spanish to reach a broader audience.
Additionally, many online platform economy companies have coordinated with CMS-approved direct enrollment partners to incorporate access to health insurance coverage into their workers' smart phone apps. These apps allow gig economy workers direct interaction with the Marketplace to enroll in coverage and receive financial assistance where applicable.
Consumers can also call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596, which provides assistance in over 150 languages. TTY users should call 1-855-889-4325. Consumers can also find a local assister or agent/broker in their area: https://www.healthcare.gov/find-assistance/.
Consumers who live in a state with a Marketplace that operates its own platform should visit their state Marketplace website or call center for more information about when these additional savings will be available through their State-based Marketplace.