Health Insurance Annual Enrollment: Less Choice, Less Time

The conventional advice does not apply for 2018 health insurance.  If you are shopping for health insurance this will surely be a very different Open Enrollment Season.  A few reason this year will be trickier:
The conventional advice does not apply for 2018 health insurance.  If you are shopping for health insurance this will surely be a very different Open Enrollment Season.  A few reason this year will be trickier: Open Enrollment season has been cut in half. The Trump administration has shortened Open Enrollment to just 45 days. That means shoppers won’t have the month of January to make their decisions as in the past, in fact, they won’t even have all of December.  Open Enrollment starts Wednesday, November 1 and ends Wednesday, Dec. 15th. There are fewer choices; as some big health insurers have stopped selling Obamacare policies. Aetna, Humana, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield no longer offer plans in most states.  Basically, insurers are reducing the plans they offer; and in most counties only 1-2 plans are available. Premiums are going up, for some more than others.  There is much disagreement on this issue; some saying they won’t change much, other saying there will be big, but it really depends on you, and most of all your age.  People 50+ will see the largest increases, as age is one thing the Obamacare plans can rate on.  Younger folks may not see large increases. The recent Executive Order provides some more options. The Trump administration has pretty much said it’s OK to go off the exchange to get a better deal.  And Yes, getting a non-Obamacare plan can be a better deal and much less expensive.  These plans work a little different, and don’t cover pre-existing conditions, but can be a good value.
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