It’s the Season for Getting (or Keeping) Health Coverage
By Lauren Pongan, National Director.
With the number of COVID-19 cases reaching record highs in the U.S., healthcare access and coverage remains top of mind. November and December are the months to reassess and adjust your healthcare coverage, if you enroll through the Affordable Care Act or Medicare.
Here are some important dates to remember, depending on how you get your healthcare coverage:
- If you get private insurance through the Affordable Care Act, use the Federal or a state Marketplace to shop for a plan that works for you. Marketplace Open Enrollment is open now through Dec. 15, for coverage that starts on January 1st, 2021.
- Now through Dec. 7, those eligible can enroll in Medicare Part D drug plans or Medicare Advantage plan. If you didn’t sign up for Medicare Part A or Part B, when you were first eligible, and don’t qualify for a Special Enrollment Period you can sign up during the General Enrollment Period between January 1–March 31.
- More than 12 million people were dually enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare in 20181. Find out more about your Medicaid eligibility, based on income and your state’s Medicaid agency.
Don’t let your health care coverage lapse during a pandemic! Keep yourself and your loved ones covered in 2021.