Fact #1 Open Enrollment for 2015 individual health insurance plans begins November 15, 2014. Fact #2: You may apply for coverage outside the dates of Open Enrollment if you have a qualifying event. Fact #3: All individual and small group health insurance plans effective on or after January 1, 2014 must include coverage for 10 essential health benefits — things like preventive care, well visits to the doctor, hospitalization, etc.
UPDATE November, 2014 – The information in this post is from the 2014 Open Enrollment season. Please click here for help with purchasing 2015 health insurance on the Federal Health Insurance Exchange. Here is what you need to know to access the online health insurance exchanges in Virginia, Maryland, and DC. We have also included our broker information which, when entered into your online application, will allow you to benefit
Since Open Enrollment for health insurance began this past Tuesday, all major news outlets have been reporting on the glitches and capacity overload that have prevented users from getting into the sites (see yesterday’s health care news). When things do settle down and you are actually able to get in, what will you find? If the consumer experience is anything like what brokers went through to register with the exchanges
We have been writing for several months urging you to be ready to act on October 1 — the date Open Enrollment begins for health insurance plans effective in 2014. Everywhere you turn, you’re probably hearing that date in conjunction with Obamacare — the Affordable Care Act. Well, guess what? Have you ever stood in line at a popular store on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving)? Ever lined up
Obamacare — the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — is here. In less than 30 days the health insurance marketplaces will be open for business, and Americans will begin shopping for health insurance — some for the very first time. But do people really understand what the Affordable Care Act is all about? A recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that, for half of the respondents, the answer is
Today is July 1. For us at Virginia Medical Plans, the date signifies the start of a three month countdown to open enrollment for health insurance and the October 1, 2013 opening of the health insurance exchanges. Between now and then, we will all continue to see a lot of publicity about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as both the government and the insurance industry launch widespread campaigns to educate