Now is the time to consider your health insurance needs for the next year. Enrollment windows are currently open for both Medicare and the federal marketplace. The deadlines are:
- Medicare: Dec. 7
- Marketplace: Dec. 15
After the deadlines you cannot alter your coverage until next year unless you face one of the few qualifying events that mark major life changes. Depending on which you’re enrolling in, check out one of these more detailed blogs below:
CVC health insurance counseling
If you’re not sure where to start, call Caring Voice Coalition. Our certified application counselors are available to help qualifying individuals investigate, review and explain their options. See our health insurance counseling program page for eligibility guidelines and other details.
Our counselors receive extensive training concerning marketplace insurance benefits, and federal law requires certified counselors to complete coursework directed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Below are some additional resources anyone can access to help you as you consider your options. We’re happy to walk you through any of these, just give us a call.
- State health insurance assistance programs
- The Foundation for Health Coverage Education
- 5 tips about the federal health insurance marketplace
- From CMS: “Medicare and You”
- CVC’s blogs from our health insurance counseling team
- CVC’s Medicare open enrollment flyer
You can also learn more or apply directly via: Medicare.gov, Medicaid.gov or Healthcare.gov.
Contact CVC’s health insurance counselors toll-free at 888-267-1440.