The annual open enrollment period for Obamacare plans (i.e. individual major medical insurance) sold on and away from the state-based and federally facilitated health insurance exchanges begins November 1, 2017. Again, this year, the trend is toward fewer carriers participating in the state-based and federally facilitated health insurance exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act.
Continue Reading: Infographic: The Obamacare Coverage Gap Map
Need an Obamacare plan right now? Be ready to prove you qualify.
Continue Reading: Pre-Verification Required
Suddenly uninsured? If you think you’re eligible for a special enrollment period (SEP) for health insurance, be ready to prove it. New regulations effective June 23, 2017, require 100 percent of consumers seeking an SEP in states served by the HealthCare.gov platform to provide pre-enrollment verification. Previously, about half of consumers requesting an SEP were required to do so.
Continue Reading: Health Insurance Special Enrollment is Changing
You need health insurance, and you need it soon. But there’s a bit of a problem: Open enrollment for 2017 Obamacare plans ended January 31, and you do not qualify for a special enrollment period to purchase one now.
Continue Reading: This Could Be Your Plan
Three months. That is the maximum length of time Americans can go without health insurance and not face a tax penalty, unless they qualify for an exemption. It is also the federal government’s new limit for short term health insurance policies.
Continue Reading: New Federal Ruling Impacts Short Term Health Insurance1