|This Thursday marks the second Open Enrollment deadline for the 2015 Health Insurance Marketplace. For coverage starting on Feb. 1, it is important for people to sign-up now, ahead of the Jan. 15 deadline.
“As of January 9, 175,447 Hoosiers have access to quality, affordable health coverage for 2015 through the Health Insurance Marketplace,” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell said. “There are just over four weeks before the February 15 deadline and the end of Open Enrollment. For those who are thinking about getting health coverage, take a look at your options on HealthCare.gov or contact the call center. If you don’t enroll by February 15, then you may have to wait until next year to sign up for affordable coverage. In the first month, 88 percent of Indiana consumers who signed up were eligible for financial assistance.”
Since Open Enrollment began on Nov. 15, nearly 6.8 million consumers selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace. As we near this week’s deadline, officials from HHS are available for print, radio and television interviews. Satellite TV interviews are also available.
To request an interview with an official from HHS, email [email protected].
Five facts for consumers as we near the second open enrollment deadline:
About the Health Insurance Marketplace:
Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace for 2015 began Nov. 15, 2014, and runs through Feb. 15, 2015. Consumers should visit HealthCare.gov to review and compare health plan options and find out if they are eligible for financial assistance, which can help pay monthly premiums and reduce out-of-pocket costs when receiving services.
· To sign up for individual and family coverage, visit: https://www.healthcare.
· For more information about Health Insurance Marketplaces, visit: www.healthcare.gov/