December 23, 2013 is Almost Here
It may feel like a race against the clock, but there is still time to enroll in health insurance by the December 23 deadline. Enrolling by that date will ensure you’re covered by January 1, 2014.
What Should You do if You Have Not Gotten Health Insurance Yet?
First of all, don’t panic! You still have a bit of time!
(Note: Maryland residents now have until Dec 27 to get coverage.)
Buying a Policy Off-Exchange
If you have already discussed a plan with us and you want to secure an off-exchange plan, you can process an online application directly with the carrier we have chosen together. For your convenience, here are direct links to several insurance carriers that we work with:
- Anthem BCBS
- Carefirst BCBS
- Please note – Aetna / Innovation Health is not available online
Buying a Policy On the Exchange
We, like brokers and insurance carriers all over the country, are bracing for an anticipated surge in activity on the online health insurance exchanges. We continue to work with clients on getting coverage through the exchanges, so please bear with us with the expected high volume.
If you have already discussed an exchange plan with us and you are ready to complete the online application process, click here for information on how to access your state’s exchange.
Payment Deadline Extended
The good news is that most carriers have extended the payment deadline to January 10, 2014. This extension gives a bit of breathing room — both for the insurance carriers who have to process the billing and payments, and to policyholders who need to make the payment.
Virginia Medical Plans is Here to Help
As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance. As we have been reporting the last several weeks, we are dealing with an extraordinarily high volume of calls and emails, but please be assured we will return every call or email!