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If you’re shopping for a health insurance plan that provides coverage for you and your family for 2018, you’ll want to make sure you are aware of a few key dates regarding Open Enrollment so you don’t miss an important deadline. HealthMarkets reviews the important dates you need to know for the upcoming Open Enrollment period for health insurance.  Let’s take a look at these dates so you can mark your calendars:

Fall 2017:

If you have a current health insurance plan, you should be receiving your renewal notice this Fall. Pay special attention to your renewal price and any other changes that may be made to your current plan.

November 1, 2017:

Open Enrollment Period starts. This is the first day you can obtain price-quotes and review health plan options for the 20185 calendar year.

Even if you have been satisfied with your current plan, this is a good time to meet with your local HealthMarkets licensed Insurance agent to review your current plan and other options to make sure the coverage you have is still right for your needs and budget today.

December 15, 2017:

The final day of Open Enrollment for most states. This is the last day to enroll in a health plan for the 2018 year and avoid a tax penalty, unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

If you enroll in a plan from November 1 through December 15, your health insurance policy will begin on January 1. Enrolling by December 15 will ensure you have coverage for the entire 2018 year.

Additional Enrollment Dates:

Some states have extended their open enrollment dates. If you are in a state that has extended its enrollment period, and you enroll for health insurance from December 16 through January 15, your health insurance policy will begin on February 1. Enrolling after December 15 may leave you and your family without health insurance coverage at the beginning of 2018 until your new coverage begins.

If you’re shopping for health insurance, it’s important to pay attention to the calendar. You don’t want to miss a key deadline and not get the coverage you want. HealthMarkets reviews your options and simplify the health insurance shopping experience for you.

With access to thousands of policies nationwide from more than 200 national and regional insurance companies, the professionals with HealthMarkets Insurance Agency can help find the right plan for you and your family. We can also help you learn if you qualify for a subsidy and enroll in the plan you select.

Call (800) 304-3414 any time, day or night, to speak with a representative, or visit HealthMarkets.com to find one of our more than 3,000 licensed health insurance agents near you. We are already setting appointments for Open Enrollment so you don’t have to worry about missing one of these important dates. We can help; HealthMarkets reviews your situation to provide you with options that meet your needs and budget.

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