Choice of Health Insurance Plans Offers Customers Financial Relief, Flexibility

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The open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act runs from November 1 to December 15.

North Carolinians who are already enrolled in a HealthCare.gov plan will automatically get re-enrolled in 2019 coverage, but navigators are urging consumers to check back in to see if a more suitable plan is available. Kori Hattemer, head of the Insure Central Texas program at local nonprofit Foundation Communities, says the four insurers on the exchange previous year are all back - Blue Cross Blue Shield, Ambetter, Oscar, and Sendero Health Plans, which decided not to exit the market in September after public outcry ("Sendero's Path Forward", Sept. 28).

The Affordable Care Act's insurance marketplaces open for a sixth year Thursday with more stable health plan choices and rates, plus significant tests of the effects of recent Republican moves to undercut parts of the law. With that federal fine scheduled to vanish in January, this year's marketplaces will furnish evidence for a long-simmering debate: How much of the nation's gains lately in health coverage have happened because of the law's insurance mandate, and will coverage tumble without it? To get those lower prices, most of these plans do not cover prescription drugs, maternity care, mental health or substance abuse treatments. "Consumers who choose short-term plans over traditional plans are rolling the dice a bit", McCostlin says.

"During the next few months, we'll be out in the community and meeting one-on-one to help these individuals find affordable coverage".

"Before the ACA, insurers had multiple strategies for avoiding people with pre-existing conditions: insurers could turn you down, could charge you more or exclude your pre-existing condition", Pollitz said. "The significant cuts by the Trump administration to enrollment advertising and outreach will leave too many families in the lurch, especially families in Florida".

BeWellnm was created to help individuals and small businesses get access to affordable health insurance plans. "The Navigator program has been a critical resource in this effort to educate and empower consumers", said Erin Hemlin, Young Invincibles' director of training and consumer education. These plans don't have to meet the criteria required by the ACA, so they may not cover certain conditions.




The law also included a number of popular provisions, including requirements that insurers grant coverage to people with pre-existing medical conditions and allow children to stay on their parents' plans until age 26.

However, some say the additional options could lead to consumers buying less coverage than they need. Through their work, Navigators have helped to cut the uninsured rate of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in half under the Affordable Care Act. U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), who joined Murphy's team for Tuesday's event, stressed that these attacks will continue.

The SCC says anyone thinking about changing their insurance plan or buying new coverage should review their coverage needs and explore all options. New to the mix of carriers this year is Oscar Health, which is offering competitively priced bronze and silver plans.

If you want to keep your doctors, make sure that they still participate in the plans you're considering.

- Greater availability of short-term health plans in most states.

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