Since its launched in October, there have been dramatic improvements made to HealthCare.gov, taking it from a system that didn’t perform nearly as well as it should, to one that can help you learn about your new health insurance options, create an account, learn about financial help you may be able to receive, compare your options and select a plan. If you’ve tried HealthCare.gov and been unsatisfied with your experience, or if you’ve been wondering if you’re eligible for a more affordable option under the health care law, here are some tips for you.

Affordable Care Act tidbits

Remember, you MUST enroll in a plan by December 23, and pay your premium, to get coverage on January 1, 2014.