Category Archives: Open Enrollment

ACA Open Enrollment 2017 Information

Here is some helpful information regarding this year’s open health insurance enrollment period.

Changes to the 2017 Open Enrollment Dates

In 2018, the federal government’s current rule changes the open enrollment period from roughly 90 days to 45 days.  Though this change could be interpreted as an effort by the Trump administration to depress enrollment, such a reduction was already legislated for 2019 and beyond in the Code of Federal Regulations/Department of Health and Human Services (45 CFR 155.410).… Read the rest

HealthCare.gov Will Add “Simple Choice’ Plans in Effort to Improve Value

Source: The New York Times

When the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplace opens in two weeks, many consumers will have a new option for the law’s fourth open-enrollment period: standardized health plans that cover basic services without a deductible.

With many health plans on the marketplace coming with deductibles in the thousands of dollars, consumers have complained that they were getting little benefit beyond coverage for catastrophic problems.… Read the rest

Open Enrollment Ends Soon – the 2016 Penalty has increased!

The annual open enrollment period for health insurance will be ending January 31st. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enroll in a health insurance plan for 2016.

The penalty for not enrolling in 2016 is increasing substantially. If you can afford health insurance but choose not to buy it, you must pay a fee called the individual shared responsibility payment.… Read the rest

Covered CA Deadline Extended to December 17

Deadline Extended through December 17!

Due to very high demand for health insurance through Covered California, the deadline to enroll for coverage starting January 1 will be extended through 11:59 pm on December 17 to accommodate the surge in interest.

“The spike in interest we are seeing in the last few days tells us there is continued demand for quality, affordable coverage,” said Executive Director Peter V.… Read the rest

Medicare Annual Enrollment Period Ends Today!

Medicare’s Annual Election Period ends today, December 7th.  If you have not yet made changes to your plan or enrolled – today is the deadline!

For individuals/families, December 15th is the deadline to enroll for coverage beginning January 1, 2016.

Please note these important dates for 2016 health insurance marketplace enrollment:

  • December 15, 2015: Last day to enroll in or change plans for new coverage to start January 1, 2016
  • January 1, 2016: 2016 coverage starts for those who enroll or change plans by December 15.
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Medicare Open Enrollment

2016 Medicare Open Enrollment is Here!

It’s that time again – the Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP), also known as Open Enrollment.  This is the time for those of you who are 65 and older, or disabled, to select or make changes to your Medicare plans.  For everyone else, your turn is coming soon – November 1st marks the open enrollment period for individuals.… Read the rest