During the next few months, millions of Americans will have the opportunity to pick a health plan for 2021 or make changes to their current coverage in what is known as “open enrollment.” As all of us navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s now more important than ever to have a health plan that works best for you and your family. Therefore, it’s crucial to understand health insurance concepts,terminology and plan designs to maximize your benefits and improve your well being.
It’s also important to know your enrollment dates. Enrollment periods aren’t the same for everyone, so there are key dates to keep in mind depending on your situation: Many employers set aside a 2-3-week period between September and December when employees can select health benefits for the following year. Medicare Annual Enrollment runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 each year.
Here with some tips to help get you started this enrollment season is Rebecca Madsen Chief Consumer Officer at United Healthcare.