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Round-Up: 2016 Open Enrollment Begins and Other ACA News

ACA blog image Nov 5 2015Over the past week, there have been several important developments with the Affordable Care Act.

Montana Becomes the 30th State to Expand Medicaid

Secretary Burwell announces that Montana opts to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, bringing much-needed access to health care coverage to low-income Montanans.

ACA blog - Nov 5 2015

Open Enrollment for 2016 Marketplace Coverage Began November 1

November 1 marked the opening of the Health Insurance Marketplace for the 2016 open enrollment period. Now through January 31, 2016, you can apply for a 2016 health plan, renew your current plan, or pick a new plan in the Health Insurance Marketplace. There have been many great posts from across the Federal government about the launch of the open enrollment season. Here’s a round-up in case you missed them! Pilots New Doctor Lookup Feature

In response to consumer demand, pilots a new beta feature that allows consumers to search plans by their preferred provider or health facility.

It’s That Time. Are You Covered?

The White House announces that it’s time to #GetCovered! [ Blog]

It’s Time—Get 2016 Health Insurance Coverage Now

Learn how you or your clients can enroll in, renew, or change plans. [ Blog]

Consumers Will Continue to Find Affordable Options in the Health Insurance Marketplace

A new report provides details on Marketplace affordability and plan choice for both new and returning consumers. [ Newsroom]

Switching Plans Resulted in Significant Savings for Marketplace Consumers

HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell announces findings of a new report on coverage savings for re-enrollees who switch plans. [ Newsroom]