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Health Insurance 2017: Open Enrollment – What Your Clients Need to Know

September 16, 2016 // News

open-enrollMany clients are enrolled in employer group health policies. Information about those plans will be sent to the employee directly from their employer. However, if your client buys health insurance on their own, they have several options for purchasing coverage:

Clients can purchase or change their coverage during the open enrollment period each year unless they experience a “qualifying life event,” such as marriage or the birth of a child.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2017

Open Enrollment Deadlines have changed:

INDIVIDUAL & FAMILY HEALTH PLANS

BEGINS: November 1, 2016 – ENDS: January 31, 2016

If you sign up between November 1, 2016 and December 15, 2016 the coverage starts January 1, 2017.
If you sign up between December 16,2016 and January 15, 2017 the coverage starts February 1, 2017.
If you sign up between January 16, 2017 and January 31, 2017 then coverage starts March 1, 2017.

If you don’t have insurance, you must purchase it during open enrollment if the following apply:

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