In three easy steps, you and your clients will be all set for Open Enrollment.
Step 1: Set a Reminder
Open Enrollment in the individual Marketplace runs November 1 - December 15. Schedule a reminder to visit HealthCare.gov before December 15!
Tip: Save this date and time in different places: on your phone as an alarm, on Facebook as an event with your family/friends, and on a physical calendar.
Step 2: Get Help!
Identify local resources and contacts to help with questions and troubleshoot problems. Navigator agencies will assist you with your Marketplace application—for free!
Tip: Try applying for the Marketplace together with your family members or trusted friend; this takes some of the intimidation out of applying. Keep a Navigator's contact info handy!
Step 3: Stay Organized!
Gather all important documents and information such as names, dates of birth, social security numbers, insurance carriers, a copy of last year's taxes, etc. of all members of your household: even if they are not applying for coverage.
Tip: The Marketplace application usually includes the tax fillers and their tax dependents. Having last year's taxes handy will help answer some income and household questions.