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5 Steps to stay covered through the Marketplace in 2015

CaptureDid you know that if you bought a health insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace in 2014, you can renew your current plan or enroll in a different plan for 2015? There may be new, more affordable health care plans available to you that weren’t an option last year, or you may find another plan that better fits your needs.

This fall, you’ll get two important 2015 health care plan notices about your health coverage. One will come from your health insurance company to explain any changes to premiums and benefits for the coming year. Another will come from the Marketplace with important deadlines and information about Open Enrollment, which starts on November 15, 2014. These notices help you understand your choices for 2015.

To stay covered through the Marketplace for 2015, you’ll need to follow 5 Steps during Open Enrollment:

  1. Review your current plan’s 2015 health coverage and costs.
  2. Update your Marketplace application, starting November 15.
  3. Compare the health plans available to you in 2015.
  4. Choose the plan that best meets your needs.
  5. Enroll in the health plan you want for 2015 coverage, by December 15, 2014.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll talk more about each step and give you important tips for completing them. You’ll need to complete all 5 Steps to staying covered in the Health Insurance Marketplace (PDF) [PDF 283KB] to finish enrolling in a health plan, even if you want to stay in the same plan. This is important to get the coverage you want and the most cost savings that you’re eligible for. Never miss a deadline! Sign up for timely email or text message updates and connect with us on social media.