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Sign up for Health Insurance by December 15

Open enrollment (the time you can sign up for health insurance for 2019) is here. Looking for information about affordable health insurance options? Here are some things to know:

  • Plans may be more affordable than you think.

Cost remains the biggest barrier to coverage and low awareness of the tax credit remains a big information gap. In addition to good coverage, most marketplace shoppers will qualify for a discount based on their income. Last year, more than 8 in 10 shoppers could get a plan for less than $100/month.

Plans and prices change every year, so it’s important to check out your options and see what’s available, even if you’ve looked before — you might have a better deal than you expect.  

 

  • Free enrollment assistance is available to help you find a plan that best meets your needs.

Focus group data found a surprising amount of consumers sought in-person help of some kind for enrolling in coverage, indicating that most current enrollees and remaining uninsured would like expert guidance if it were available to them.

People who meet with an in-person assister are nearly twice as likely to complete enrollment. Find an appointment through the Get Covered Connector.   

 

  • Accidents can happen anytime. Give yourself peace of mind and get covered.

Comprehensive health coverage is the smart choice.  Prepare for the unexpected.

Plans offered at HealthCare.Gov cover comprehensive benefits like preventive care, check-ups, prescriptions, hospitalizations, mental health care, and more. When shopping for a plan on HealthCare.Gov, you cannot be charged more based on your health status.   

 

  • Enroll by December 15.

Like last year, the open enrollment period is shorter than it was the first four open enrollment periods. 


Information and updates about open enrollment are available via text. Text GETCOVERED to 898-211 for important information and updates about 2019 Open Enrollment. This service is provided to individuals regardless of state, income, or health status. Spanish speakers can text COBERTURA to 898-211 for information in Spanish.  

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