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5 vital Facts about signing up for coverage at HealthCare.gov

12/4/2019, 3:47 p.m.
1. Sign up by December 15. Open Enrollment starts on November 1, but you must take action by December 15, ...
  1. Sign up by December 15. Open Enrollment starts on November 1, but you must take action by December 15, no matter if this is your first time getting covered or if you are returning to shop and save.
  2. Coverage could be cheaper than you think. Last year, 9 in 10 people qualified for financial help to make their monthly premiums more affordable. In fact, 2 out of 3 HealthCare.gov customers can find a plan for $10 or less this year.
  3. Shop and save. If you had coverage through HealthCare.gov for 2019, you should come back to update your information and compare your options for 2020. Every year, plans and prices change, you could save money by switching to a new plan that still meets your needs.
  4. Accidents happen: Health insurance protects you from the unexpected. Accidents happen and people get sick.
  5. Free help is available. If you have questions about signing up or want to talk through your options with a trained professional, free help is just a call or quick away. Call 1-800-318-2596, visit localhelp.healthcare.gov or make a one-on-one appointment now.

Health care is a very personal, kitchen table issue. Even when we disagree on politics, we can agree that getting health insurance to cover you in case something bad happens is a good idea. With a shortened Open Enrollment period this year, make sure you enroll by December 15 - you can even enroll from your cell phone! - and while you're at it, help your uncle, cousin, parents, or friends enroll too.