Did you know Gary Thompson Agency can assist with your health insurance needs?
The annual Open Enrollment for individual and family health insurance plans begins on November 1, 2016 and continues through January 31, 2017. Current health policyholders will begin receiving renewal notices in October. You may see up-to double-digit increases in your premium when compared to 2016, some changes in provider networks and new benefit plans.
3 insurance carriers remain in the Individual Market for 2017.
Two on the Marketplace – Medica and Aetna.
Three off the marketplace – Medica, Aetna and Blue Cross Blue Shield
Medica was new to Nebraskans in 2016. The company has been offering health insurance products in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota for 40 years.
United Health Care will no longer be available to purchase in 2017.
Aetna is the name now for Coventry. Coventry was acquired by Aetna and will be available both ON and OFF the marketplace.
What happens next?
You will receive a renewal notice from your current health insurance company.
After reviewing your renewal, if you'd like to see other options, please call in or email us to set up an appointment for a full review of your benefits plan, we'd be happy to help you out.
November 1 - December 15
December 15th is the enrollment DUE DATE for your policy to be effective January 1, 2017.
December 16 -January 31
Open enrollment continues with later effective dates.
If you're looking for more information on Health Insurance or are ready to get started, click here to begin the next steps.
Posted on Wed, October 5, 2016
by Celeste Hawley filed under