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First, keep the deadlines in mind. Open enrollment starts Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 15. If you want your health insurance to start Jan. 1, the cut off is Dec. 15. A new Special Enrollment Period is taking place from February 15 to May 15, 2021. During this time, you can apply for a 2021 BCBSIL Individual health plan for yourself or your family.
Second, do your research. Tips are available online to help you compare health plans. Learn basic health plan terms to help you grasp your choices and costs.
You can buy health coverage on the Health Insurance Marketplace. You can also purchase directly from an insurance company or an online insurance seller. You can also get help from an agent or broker, at no cost to you.
But don’t wait. Planning will help you make a health insurance decision that works best for you and your family.
Original publish date: October 20, 2016, Revised 2020
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