Spread The Word About Open Enrollment

December 3, 2018

The open enrollment period for individual health insurance for 2019 – with coverage options accessible via Healthcare.gov – runs from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15, 2018.  
The open enrollment period is the only opportunity for individuals to enroll or re-enroll in an existing exchange plan for coverage for calendar year 2019. All consumers can access federal and state exchanges via Healthcare.gov

Consumers enrolled in a plan in 2018 who fail to update their information by Dec. 15 will be automatically re-enrolled in the same or similar plan for 2019 (and must pay their premium for January to maintain coverage); consumers who were not enrolled in 2018 and do not sign up for a plan for 2019 will be locked out of exchange coverage until 2020.

ANA encourages nurses and all other health care professionals to remind their patients to sign up during open enrollment by visiting HealthCare.gov.