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Don’t wait to start your planning for health insurance sign up. Finding the information you’ll need before the start of open enrollment will make the whole process simpler. If you break the task into easy-to-handle steps, it may even save you some last-minute worries.
First, keep the deadlines in mind. Open enrollment for 2020 starts Nov. 1, 2019, and ends Dec. 15, 2019. If you want your health insurance to start Jan. 1, the cut off is Dec. 15.
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.
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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
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