Navigating open enrollment for health insurance

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Open enrollment for health insurance has started.

After last year’s implementation of a shorter window — about half the time that had been allotted — the open enrollment period for 2019 coverage started November 1st and runs through Dec. 15. If you sign up then, your health insurance coverage begins on Jan. 1.

SelectHealth is great option for health care. They’ve recognized as Utah’s top-ranked health insurance plan and achieved top quality scores.

Individuals and families can enroll directly through SelectHealth, talk to an agent, or visit healthcare.gov.

If you need help they can call the an Individual Sales team member with SelectHealth at 855-442-0220 or visit selecthealth.org.

For those worried about the cost of premiums, Heidi Castaneda with SelectHealth said premiums have actually stabilized a little this year, but those on Individual plans have several options if they want to try and reduce their rate. They can:

  • Learn more about Advance Premium Tax Credits and Cost Share Reductions available through the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) and Your Health Idaho (YHI).
  • Review the options on the Marketplace and Your Health Idaho, or shop directly through selecthealth.org.
  • Seek assistance in Utah through the Association for Utah Community Health (801-974-5522) and Take Care Utah (takecareutah.org).
  • Consider changing your coverage and/or provider network. We have a good selection of Bronze plans to choose from in Utah and Idaho and all plans include preventive care and the new wellness program.  

SelectHealth has some new benefits for 2019 that will help members live the healthiest lives possible including a gym membership program with more than 12,000 participating clubs nationally and Intermountain Connect Care, a way for accessing convenient, high-quality urgent care from Intermountain whenever and wherever you need it.

Intermountain Healthcare is here to help. Visit selecthealth.org or call 855-442-0220 for help.

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