Now is the time for individuals who are uninsured or looking for affordable health insurance to investigate the private health insurance plans available through state marketplaces (to find your state information visit the health care website. During “open enrollment”, a person can purchase private health insurance through the marketplace in each state. There may also be financial assistance to help with health care costs available for low and moderate income. It is also important for people who currently have insurance through the marketplace, to look at the plan and determine if it will continue to meet the needs of the person, or select a better plan. Individuals who do not take action will be automatically re-enrolled in the current plan. Re-enrollment is also an important opportunity for people to report any changes in income.
2015 Open Enrollment
November 15, 2014 – Open enrollment begins
December 15, 2014 – Enroll before this date to have coverage January 1, 2015
February 15, 2015 – Open enrollment ends
For more information and where to get help, read more on The Arc’s blog.