Navigating Open Enrollment for Healthcare

Figuring out the best healthcare plan for either yourself, your family, or your business doesn’t have to be a challenge. At ASZ International, Inc. in Westchester, NY, we want to make the process as easy as possible, so keep reading to learn about open enrollment. 

What is Open Enrollment?

Open Enrollment is the annual period during which people can enroll in a healthcare plan. For 2020, that period runs between November 1 and December 15, 2019. Want to enroll in a healthcare plan outside this period? People are only able to enroll in a health insurance plan outside of these dates if they qualify for a Special Enrollment Period based on certain life events such as getting married, having a baby, or losing their existing healthcare coverage. 

Who is Eligible for the Health Insurance Marketplace?

People must meet three requirements to enroll in health coverage during the 11/1 to 12/15 period:

  • Must live in the United States
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national
  • Must not be incarcerated

What is the New York State of Health (NYSOH)?

The NY State of Health is an online marketplace designed to help New York residents shop for and enroll in health insurance coverage. Anyone from families to individuals to small businesses are encouraged to use the marketplace to compare insurance plans, determine costs, and select the coverage that best suits their needs. Through the online portal, people can check their eligibility for specialized health care programs like Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and the Essential Plan. In addition, applicants will be told what level of financial assistance they qualify for to help afford the health insurance plans provided by the NYSOH. 

Whether you are in Westchester, NY, or one of our surrounding communities, ASZ International, Inc. can help you find a health insurance plan that meets all your needs. Give us a call or stop by our office today for more information.