Summer is winding down, the kids are back in school, and it’s that time of year again: open enrollment for your 2017 health coverage. The period officially begins on November 1, 2016 and will extent until January 31, 2017. Whenever you're ready to review your health insurance policy and plan, Sackett & Associates is here to help you understand which option is right for you.
Choosing the Right Plan
With few exceptions, every American must have health insurance, whether you're between jobs, unemployed, a student, self-employed, or an early retiree. During open enrollment, you can shop for a health insurance policy that meets your needs, obtain prices for various policies, and enroll in the plan of your choice. If you're on a limited budget, you may be concerned about healthcare costs. Depending on your family size and annual household income level, federal financial assistance can help reduce the health insurance costs for those who qualify.
Open enrollment is the time for you to shop for the right health insurance plan that meets your needs and budget.
Paying Attention to the Deadline
Make sure to sign up for a health insurance plan before January 31, 2017. Otherwise, you will have to wait until the next period to get coverage. You can also be charged annual penalties for not having health insurance coverage.
For more information on the open enrollment deadlines and for all of your health insurance needs, contact Sackett & Associates, your health insurance experts in Sonoma County, California.