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It’s Time To Check On Your Health Insurance! Open Enrollment Began November 1, 2017

This is an important time to take a close look at your health care needs and options. If you’re uninsured or looking for more affordable health insurance, the “open enrollment” period is the time to visit healthcare.gov or your state’s marketplace or health insurance exchange. During “open enrollment”, private health insurance options can be reviewed and coverage can be purchased. People with low and moderate incomes may be able to get financial help to pay for health insurance coverage. Assistance to pay for premiums and other cost-sharing may be available for individuals and families, depending on which plan is purchased. If you get health insurance through your employer, Medicaid or Medicare, you are not eligible for this assistance.

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) has developed a fact sheet on open enrollment (PDF) to use in promoting the open enrollment. Open enrollment begins on November 1, 2017.

  • November 1, 2017: Open enrollment begins
  • December 15, 2017: Open enrollment ends
  • January 1, 2018: Coverage begins

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