Those who don’t yet have adequate health coverage should be aware that the open enrollment period ends on March 31, 2014. After that date, the government has stated that only those experiencing a qualifying event will be able to purchase health insurance.
As outlined by healthcare.gov, examples of such an event would include things like a marriage, or a change in family size.
Therefore, it is best to seek out coverage prior to the March deadline to be certain of the ability to purchase. In fact, if you wish to apply for a new health plan, it’s advisable that you do so by February 15th in anticipation of any delays or problems.
By making your application early, you can better ensure that you’ll have adequate health coverage in place by the final deadline, thereby avoiding any potential penalties.
In the event that you still have questions about your insurance options, the Covered California marketplace, or the Affordable Care Act in general, now is the time to seek help.
Sackett & Associates Insurance Services is a respected firm operating in Sonoma County. They’re up to speed with all of the latest changes in the health care industry, and are anxious to address your queries.