Which Plan is Right For You?

All AmeriCorps VISTA members are eligible to participate in one of two plans under the Health Benefit Program. Neither the Health Benefit Plan nor the Allowance Plan satisfies the individual requirement of the Affordable Care Act of 2010. (ACA)

Answer the following questions for direction on plan selection:

  • Do you have other coverage under a parent’s, spouse’s plan, your own plan purchased through the Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicaid, Medicare or Tricare?
    If yes: Choose option 1 - You are eligible for the AmeriCorps VISTA Healthcare Allowance;
  • Do you have an Exemption Certification Number (ECN) from the Health Insurance Marketplace?
    If yes: Choose option 2 - You are eligible for the AmeriCorps VISTA Health Benefit Plan;
  • Do you need to find out if you qualify for other coverage or if you are exempt?
    If yes: Choose option 3 - You are eligible for 60 Day Temporary enrollment in the AmeriCorps VISTA Health Benefit Plan while you apply through your Health Insurance Marketplace of ACA Coverage or an Exemption Certification Number.
  • Do you wish to decline enrollment in either Plan and keep only your current healthcare coverage?
    If yes: Choose option 4 - You have the option to Waive Coverage through the AmeriCorps VISTA Health Benefit Program.