This Open Enrollment, don’t forget to compare 2017 Marketplace health plans
Published on October 6, 2016
If you have 2016 Marketplace health insurance, you can renew, change, or update your plan for 2017 starting November 1, 2016.
IMPORTANT: 2017 health insurance plan & price previews coming soon2017 health plans and prices will be available for preview on HealthCare.gov shortly before November 1.
3 reasons why it’s important to update and compare health coverage plans for 2017
- New Plans: New, affordable plans that meet your needs and budget may be available this year. You may find 2017 health plans that better meet your needs and budget — especially if you’ve had or expect income or household changes.
- Accurate Savings: Your 2017 health care savings are based on your expected 2017 income, not last year’s. If you don’t update your information, your premium tax credit and other savings could be wrong for 2017. This means you could wind up paying more for your monthly premium or owing when you file your taxes.
- Best Plan for You: You may be automatically enrolled for 2017, but this may not be the best way to get a health insurance plan that works for you, with the right savings. If you don’t renew or enroll in a plan by December 15, 2016, you may be automatically enrolled in the same or a similar plan. Even if you want that plan, you should still update your information and see all the plans available to you for 2017. You can do this as soon as November 1.