Open Enrollment for Health Insurance is Here!
News from the Partnership Center of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The fourth Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace has begun. Americans are able to visit HealthCare.gov to shop for and enroll in an affordable health plan for 2017. In launching open enrollment, HHS Secretary Burwell commented, “This Open Enrollment, we’re encouraging every American who might need coverage to visit HealthCare.gov, where they’ll find options for affordable health insurance. This year, the vast majority of consumers will qualify for tax credits that help keep coverage affordable, and it’s easier than ever to shop around and compare options. As we sound today’s opening bell, let’s also take stock of the historic gains in coverage we’ve made as a country, and work together to continue that progress.” This year, we’ll be using social media more than ever before to get the word out to consumers to #GetCovered. It’s more important than ever that we share key messages about Open Enrollment: Financial help is available to help keep coverage affordable. Signing up is easier and faster than ever. Help is available! Free, confidential help can be found in person or by phone. All consumers will have choices, and can compare plans by total costs, doctor network, or covered prescriptions. December 15 is the deadline if you want to be covered at the start of the new year. HHS has developed an Open Enrollment Social Media Toolkit full of resources to help...
Source: Dragonfly - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Libraries Source Type: news
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