The most important change for this Open Enrollment is that the time period when you can apply for health insurance coverage has been shortened. Please note the following dates and make sure you mark them in your calendar:
November 1, 2017: Open Enrollment begins and you can buy health insurance coverage for you and your family.
December 15, 2017: Last date to purchase coverage for 2018 as Open Enrollment ends.
January 1, 2018: Health insurance coverage begins.
Also remember to check with your state health insurance marketplaces, as some of them have decided to extend the timelines for their respective states.
As in the previous years, Open Enrollment is the only time where in you can purchase health insurance coverage for you and your family. Outside Open Enrollment you must qualify for certain situations in order to get covered:
• Special Enrollment period – If you have a qualifying event like having a baby, getting married or losing job-based coverage.
• Short term health insurance – you can choose a short term plan that suits your budget and needs, but it doesn’t meet your ACA mandatory health insurance coverage requirements.
TrueCoverage is proud to announce that we have a bigger and better customer service team this year to help you choose the best health coverage at affordable rates. Want to talk to a licensed agent about your options? Give us a call at 1-888-505-1815 or get a free quote on our website.