October 1 is here, and the exchanges have officially opened.
As we expected, the opening of the exchanges came with technical glitches and system delays. Both the Virginia and Maryland exchanges, like many across the country, had crashed by 9:00 am.
But, things will settle down, and you will be able to purchase health insurance for next year. Remember, you have until December 15, 2013 to enroll in a plan effective January 1, 2014.
Despite what you may hear about buying health insurance being as simple as purchasing a plane ticket on a site like Expedia, our experience shows us this is not the case. Technical glitches aside, the application process is complex, and the choices you will be presented with will likely be difficult to decipher.
Please contact us for help. We are authorized to enroll people through the exchanges in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. We can also assist with off-exchange plans. Best of all, it costs you no more for our services!!
Here are three ways you can get started:
- Visit our website: www.vamedicalplans.com (click on “Get Quotes”)
- Send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Give us a call: 1-800-867-0800
Please be patient as we work hard to respond to each and every inquiry. As you can imagine, we are experiencing a high volume traffic at this time!
In the meantime, click here for our 7 easy steps to prepare for enrollment.