5 Tips to Get You Ready for 2017 Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for 2017 health plans starts November 1, 2016. Are you ready?

1. Mark your calendar with important Dates & Deadlines

  • November 1, 2016: Open Enrollment starts — first day you can enroll, re-enroll, or change a 2017 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2017.

  • December 15, 2016: Last day to enroll in or change plans for coverage to start January 1, 2017.

  • January 1, 2017: 2017 coverage starts for those who enroll or change plans by December 15.

  • January 31, 2017: Last day to enroll in or change a 2017 health plan. After this date, you can enroll or change plans only if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

Tips on Open Enrollment 2017

2. Get ready with an application checklist

  • Birthdates

  • Social Security Numbers (or document numbers for legal immigrants)

  • Citizenship or immigration status

  • Tax returns for previous years

  • Employer and income info (pay stubs, W-2 forms)

  • Policy Numbers. For any current health insurance and information about employer-sponsored coverage.

3. Learn if you can save money on health insurance

Are you eligible for a tax credit?

  • People have got Obamacare plans for as low as $50 in the previous years because they were eligible for a subsidy that lowers their monthly premiums.

  • How? The premium tax credit helps lower your monthly expenses.  This subsidy is available to people with family incomes between 100% and 400% of the poverty level who buy coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

  • Starting November 1, you can enter your basic details on www.truecoverage.com, see how much you can save and get a FREE health insurance quote. 

4. Learn the most important insurance terms right now

  • Premium - The amount you pay for your health insurance every month.

  • Deductible - The amount you pay for covered health care services before your insurance plan starts to pay.

  • Co-pay- A fixed amount ($20, for example) you pay for a covered health care service after you've paid your deductible.

  • Co-insurance- The percentage of costs of a covered health care service you pay (20%, for example) after you've paid your deductible.

5. Get Free assistance to choose the right plan

TrueCoverage is a private health insurance marketplace that offers medical, dental and vision plans from leading carriers.

You can shop and compare health plans right here on our website and Get a Free Quote.

Or

Get the assistance of a licensed insurance agent by calling +1 888-878-8755. We are here to help you 24/7 and it’s free.

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