Reform Alert - News from the Blues' Office of National Health Reform

Individuals can create a Marketplace account

Aug. 7, 2013

On August 6, healthcare.gov added a log-in element for individuals to create a Marketplace account. You can set up an account by following these three steps:

  • Provide basic information like your name, address, and email address
  • Choose your username and password
  • Create security questions to add an extra layer of protecting your information

With an account set up, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) intends individuals will be prepared to apply for health coverage, compare plans side-by-side, and enroll in a plan beginning October 1, 2013 for coverage beginning January 1, 2014. You can also continue to enroll directly through Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Where can I find more information?
More information can be found at healthcare.gov.


The information in this document is based on preliminary review of the national health care reform legislation and is not intended to impart legal advice. The federal government continues to issue guidance on how the provisions of national health reform should be interpreted and applied. The impact of these reforms on individual situations may vary. This overview is intended as an educational tool only and does not replace a more rigorous review of the law’s applicability to individual circumstances and attendant legal counsel and should not be relied upon as legal or compliance advice. As required by US Treasury Regulations, we also inform you that any tax information contained in this communication is not intended to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer to avoid penalties under the Internal Revenue Code.

©1996-2014 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are nonprofit corporations and independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. We provide health insurance in Michigan.

State and Federal Privacy laws prohibit unauthorized access to Member's private information. Individuals attempting unauthorized access will be prosecuted.

Site Map  |  Feedback  |  Important Legal and Privacy Information

Explanation of Level A Conformance
Better Business Bureau Online Seal of Reliability