So far this year, 3.6 million Americans have signed up for health care coverage through HealthCare.gov––more than ever before. However, Open Enrollment is only half as long this year, meaning Americans only have 5 more days to enroll in a health care plan.
Below are some fast facts about Open Enrollment.
#1: Sign up by Friday, December 15. Open Enrollment ends December 15, no matter if this is your first time getting covered or if you are returning to shop and save with a new plan.
#2: Coverage is cheaper than ever before. 8 in 10 people qualify for financial help to make their monthly premiums more affordable. In fact, 80% of Americans can find a plan that costs less than $75 each month.
#3: Shop and save. If you had coverage through HealthCare.gov for 2017, you should come back to update your information and compare your options for 2018. Every year, plans and prices change, you could save money by switching to a new plan that still meets your needs.
#4: Don’t risk paying a penalty. Those who choose to go without health insurance may have to pay a minimum penalty of $695.
#5: Free help is available. If you have questions about signing up or want to talk through your options with a trained professional, free help is a call or quick away. Call 1-800-318-2596, visit localhelp.healthcare.gov or make a one-on-one appointment now.