Don’t Miss The January 15 Deadline for February Coverage!
This Open Enrollment has been record-breaking; during peak times, we’ve had more traffic on HealthCare.gov than ever before. More than 11.3 million people have already signed up for Marketplace coverage for 2016, including 3 million new people and almost 4 million people under age 35.
American families across the country are finding out that coverage is affordable, and thanks to new protections like preventive services at no extra cost, it’s better than before the Affordable Care Act. That’s why 17.6 million Americans have gotten covered since the law’s provisions have taken effect, and why our nation now has the lowest levels of the uninsured in history.
And there’s still time to get covered! Open Enrollment on HealthCare.gov ends at the end of January, but if you want coverage that’s guaranteed to start on February 1, you need to sign up before the end of January 15.
Sure, you could sign up any time before the deadline, but why wait when coverage in February is so important. Let me give you a few reasons:
- Valentine’s Day
Getting health insurance is a great way to show someone you love that you’re committed – to a healthier future. If you’re still searching for that special someone, nothing says that you’re financially responsible quite like being covered. And financial help is available to make coverage more affordable. In fact, more than 7 in 10 returning Marketplace customers will be able to buy a plan for $75 or less a month in premiums after tax credits. Plus, diet counseling at no out-of-pocket cost could really come in handy after all of those chocolates.
- Groundhog Day
Punxsutawney Phil, the world-famous groundhog, isn’t always a reliable forecaster, and may make you question your well-laid plans for travel and outdoor fun. But by finding a plan on HealthCare.gov, at least you’ll know that whatever the year brings, you’re covered. And with the new Out-of-Pocket cost estimator, you’ll even have a good idea of what your annual health care expenses will be. It’s more accurate than a groundhog, though certainly not as adorable as Phil.
- Snow Days
I grew up in New Hampshire, so I know what a solid late-winter storm can bring – snowmen, sledding, and shoveling. Lots and lots of shoveling. It can be a lonely job, but if you’re covered, you know someone’s on your side. And during Open Enrollment, there are people available to help you find health insurance in person and over the phone. Visit LocalHelp.HealthCare.gov for in-person assistance in your area, and if your driveway isn’t cleared yet, call 1-800-318-2596 for confidential assistance, 24/7, in English or Spanish. And seriously, folks, lift those snow shovels using your legs – not your back.
- Ski Days
February snow days can also bring a lot of fun, whether you’re the kind of person who hunts for the black diamonds or you’re doing the bunny slopes. But we all know that skiing comes with its own risks of broken egos, and occasionally broken bones. So make sure you’re covered before you hit the slopes.
- President’s Day
The Commander in Chief. POTUS. Whatever title you prefer, Presidents since Teddy Roosevelt have been pushing for more Americans to have access to health insurance. And with the signing of the Affordable Care Act, our nation reached a goal that they started nearly a century ago. So , signup now and show everyone who pushed for greater access to health insurance how much it means to have it.
You can start shopping for your February coverage today! Visit HealthCare.gov before the deadline of January 15, and start your path to a healthy and safe 2016 this February.
Here are 5 reasons to sign up for coverage starting in February → http://1.usa.gov/1n5UQml via @HHSgov #GetCovered
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