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What is open enrollment for health insurance plans?

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You can change your insurance plan during a period called open enrollment. It usually takes place for a short time each fall or spring. If you miss it, you may be stuck with coverage that doesn't match your needs or budget. Consider your options well since you typically can make changes only during open enrollment.

From: Get Ready for Open Enrollment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Association of Insurance Commissioners: "Health Insurance Open Enrollment: You Have Options."

American Institute of CPAs: "Should my spouse and I integrate our health insurance benefits?"

National Committee for Quality Assurance: "Top 20 Private Health Insurance Plans."

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: "Choosing a Health Plan."

National Association of Insurance Commissioners: "Health Insurance Open Enrollment: Choosing the Best Option for You and Your Family."

U.S. Department of Labor: "Fact Sheet: The Affordable Care Act and Wellness Programs."

IRS Publication 969: "Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 03, 2017

SOURCES:

National Association of Insurance Commissioners: "Health Insurance Open Enrollment: You Have Options."

American Institute of CPAs: "Should my spouse and I integrate our health insurance benefits?"

National Committee for Quality Assurance: "Top 20 Private Health Insurance Plans."

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: "Choosing a Health Plan."

National Association of Insurance Commissioners: "Health Insurance Open Enrollment: Choosing the Best Option for You and Your Family."

U.S. Department of Labor: "Fact Sheet: The Affordable Care Act and Wellness Programs."

IRS Publication 969: "Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 03, 2017

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