The government says it’s been staffing up call centers in a bid to keep wait times short. "You can get your questions answered by real people, 24 hours a day, in 150 different languages. The phone number for these call centers is 1-800-318-2596," Mr. Obama said.
Be ready to provide things such as your Social Security number, income level (it can help to have a W-2 form or wage stub in hand), and information about any current health insurance that anyone in your household has through an employer.
You’ll still want to do some homework – including perhaps browsing informational portions of HealthCare.gov – to help with decisions. You may have important choices among insurers or about the trade-offs in the pricing of plans based on premiums and deductibles.