MVA can assist you with your Health Insurance Marketplace options!

The Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment season is here! From now until Dec. 15, 2017, you can log on to www.healthcare.gov to compare 2018 health insurance plans and renew or update your health coverage for 2018. Here are some important dates to remember:

  • Nov. 1, 2017
    Open enrollment 2018 begins
  • Dec. 15, 2017
    Last day to enroll for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2018
  • Dec. 31, 2017
    2017 ACA individual coverage ends, no matter when enrolled
  • Jan. 1, 2018
    2018 coverage begins if enrolled by Dec. 15, 2107

The Health Insurance Marketplace is for individuals and families who do not receive health insurance through an employer, Medicaid or Medicare. This is the only time during the year that you can enroll in private insurance for 2017 on the Marketplace. Eighty-six (86) percent of West Virginians who enroll through the Marketplace receive financial assistance to help them pay their premiums.

MVA Health Centers has an enrollment assister who can answer questions and help you navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace step by step. Our enrollment assister will ensure you understand your plan of choice and make the process of applying as seamless as possible. If you are already enrolled in a Marketplace plan, our assister can help you update your information to ensure you are receiving the correct amount of financial assistance. He can also help you apply for Medicaid if you are eligible, as Medicaid enrollment is year-round.

Remember, the only way to get insurance outside of this open enrollment period is through a Special Enrollment Period. Special Enrollment Periods are available only to those who experience a life-changing event such as loss of coverage, marriage, birth of a child, change in immigration status or a permanent move to a new service area.

Insurance is a product you buy in case you need it down the road, so plan for the future by applying during this open Enrollment period. Apply by December 15 for coverage beginning January 1, 2018. For more information or for an appointment with our enrollment assister, please contact:

Richard Thony
(304) 367-8759

Click here for to see a copy of our satellite calendar. It offers information about the locations our enrollment assister serve.