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2021 Open Enrollment is over, but you may have options

Marketplace Open Enrollment for 2021 health insurance ended on December 15. If you missed this deadline, you might be able to purchase or change 2021 coverage in three ways: Open enrollment ended see options

Open Enrollment Ended See Options

1) Through the Special Enrollment Period (SEP)

  • Since the 2021 Open Enrollment Period has ended, you can now sign up or change the existing coverage Marketplace plan only if you experience a life event that qualifies you for the SEP or Special Enrollment Period.
  • A change in your circumstances, i.e., getting married, having a child, or losing health insurance, may qualify you for this program.
  • Contact your Marketplace service provider to check your eligibility.

 2) With Medicaid or the Children’s Medical insurance Program (CHIP)

  • Medicaid and CHIP provide free or inexpensive health coverage to numerous Americans, including low-income individuals, family members, children, pregnant ladies, the elderly, and individuals with impairments.
  • You can request either program at any time throughout the year. If you meet specific requirements, then you can register right away.

3) Through NewMedicare.com

  • If you cannot enroll in this period or missed Open Enrollment deadlines, you can apply through NewMedicare.com and obtain a suitable health insurance plan.
  • Medicare offers personalized coverage options that help you get the right insurance plan that meets your requirements. Visit our website NewMedicare.com and get a quote now.

The 10 Most Important Health Advantages

All Marketplace health plans are expected to contain a minimum of ten essential health benefits.

  • Services for ambulatory patients (outpatient care)
  • Pregnancy and newborn care 
  • Emergency assistance
  • Pediatric services, including dental and vision care
  • Mental health services, including counseling, psychotherapy, and inpatient services and treatment for substance addiction
  • Hospitalization 
  • Prescription drugs
  • Laboratory services
  • Rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices (to assist individuals with injuries, disabilities, or chronic ailments); 
  • Preventive and wellness treatments and management of chronic diseases 

Other Health Rewards

In addition, plans must incorporate the following:

Coverage for pre-existing conditions. You cannot be denied coverage for pre-existing conditions, which cannot cost more than a standard coverage.

Contraceptives. The policies must include contraception.

Plans may also offer additional non-essential benefits, such as 

  • Dental coverage (an essential benefit only for individuals under the age of 18); 
  • Medical management programs (e.g., back pain, weight management, and diabetes); 
  • Vision coverage
  • Certain states require insurance providers to cover particular additional services.

Affordable Healthcare Coverage

You can acquire a personal plan whether you are self-employed, employed by a company that does not offer health insurance as a benefit, or unemployed.

  • Purchase health insurance from a state or federal exchange during open or special enrollment.
  • Acquire a policy from a private insurance carrier. This is possible at any time.

Whether or not you already have a plan in place, it is always prudent to compare plans and pricing. We’ve made it simple with a free online tool at NewMedicare. You simply respond to the questions and then receive responses from multiple insurance providers.

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