Dates & Deadlines for 2020 Health Insurance Open Enrollment
Health insurance open enrollment runs from November 1st to December 15th, for coverage commencing January 1st, 2020.
November 1, 2019: Open Enrollment starts — the first day you can enroll, re-enroll, or change a 2020 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2020.
December 15, 2019: Last day to enroll in or change plans for coverage to start January 1, 2020.
Oct 26, 2019: 2019 Plans and benefits information was released. Start shopping for health plans today!
BUT there are factors you should consider now!
- Have there been any changes in the past year that would that affect your coverage? Some examples would be: –
- A birth or adoption
- A dependent ‘aging out’ when they
- Qualify for Medicare
- Become 26
- If you knew then, what you know now, would you choose the same Metal Standard or Network?
- The health Exchanges whether Federal, State, or private are there to inform your decisions, know more on Government healthcare website.
November 1st may seem a long way off but now is the time to discuss your needs with health insurance companies; obtain health insurance quotes or contact your chosen exchange.
Of course, there are exceptions. Check with our Special Enrollment Periods blog for the full story.