Healthcare Open Enrollment

Healthcare Open Enrollment

Open enrollment starts November 1, and ends December 15, 2017 for Individual Health Insurance. If you are currently enrolled in health insurance through the marketplace, you will be auto-enrolled in the same or a similar plan unless you select a plan by December 15. Several health insurers have made changes for 2017 that may affect you. If your insurer is no longer offering coverage in your area, a new plan with a new insurer will be selected for you unless you select a plan on your own or opt out of the exchange.  You will need to log into your account at www.healthcare.gov/login to verify your information and shop plans available in your area.  When shopping for a plan, it is important to compare the cost as well as the benefits to find the option best for you.  Options may vary from what was available in 2017.  Even if you are auto-enrolled in a plan, you are able to choose a different plan at any time during the 45-day open enrollment period. As health plans and prices change, the amount of financial help you can get changes. Healthcare.gov is the only place to get financial help. The website also offers free assistance. Not currently enrolled or need help?  For more information about health insurance options available through the Federal Marketplace, Medicaid or FAMIS programs for children, pregnant women and adults call 1-855-242-8282 or visit https://Coverva.org
 
For more information and resources, visit the Virginia Department of Social Services special health insurance webpage at http://www.dss.virginia.gov/benefit/ind_health_care.cgi.
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