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Learn the Details of the Obamacare Open Enrollment Period
Need to enroll or switch plans? The Obamacare open enrollment period gives you months of access to health insurance plans that fit your budget, as well as the opportunity to renew your existing health insurance plan. Just make sure you get coverage before the deadline, or you may find yourself paying the penalty.
The open enrollment period is the only time of year when you can enroll in a major medical plan that offers essential benefits in addition to your plan’s coverage. Whether you’re enrolling individually or as a family, you have the option to enroll in a plan that works within your budget and medical needs.
2017 Obamacare Open Enrollment
Whether you’re looking to renew your plan, looking to switch, or enrolling for the first time, the open enrollment dates are just around the corner.
November 1 is the first day of the Obamacare enrollment period, lasting through January 31. There are also special enrollment periods for those who experience a certain life event that involves change in family status or loss of other health coverage.
It’s important to note that those who qualify for Medicaid, CHIP, or SHOP don’t have to wait for the Obamacare open enrollment period to begin — you can enroll at any time.
If you missed the deadline for open or special enrollment, you may be faced with a penalty for staying uninsured. The penalty amount will fluctuate each year for inflation.
Don’t get caught paying a monthly penalty and remaining uninsured. HealthMarkets can work with you to navigate the Marketplace and find the right coverage for your budget. Whether you file individually or as a family, our licensed representatives can find plans for you during the Obamacare open enrollment period.
With so many options available to you, why risk paying the penalty? Give us a call today (800) 360-1402.