open enrollment period


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open enrollment period

A time of the year when a health plan allows subscribers to choose new forms of health care coverage. During this period subscribers to one benefit plan may choose to disenroll from one component of a health plan and enroll in another.
See also: period
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HealthPocket, a health data firm, says it found when it polled consumers this week that only about 25% knew that the open enrollment period for 2018 coverage ended Dec.
The open enrollment period for 2017, or time of year when people can buy individual major medical coverage without having what the government classifies as a good excuse to be shopping for coverage, started Nov.
Additionally, the open enrollment period will be nearly two months shorter in 2015 than in 2014.
The Open Enrollment period this year runs from November 1 to December 15, six weeks shorter than last year.
gov may have suffered its first year-over-year drop in activity volume during the fifth week of the open enrollment period for individual health insurance for 2018.
They can also impose annual and lifetime benefits limits, design benefits without complying with the Affordable Care Act major medical benefits mandates, and sell coverage outside the ACA open enrollment period.
From the end of 2013 to the closing of the open enrollment period in April this year, the uninsured rate dropped 3.
The open enrollment period calendar does not apply to small employers seeking group coverage.
CMS plans to have demonstration projects in up to 12 geographic areas by July 1, then enroll beneficiaries during the fall open enrollment period.
In this year's open enrollment period, 281 students asked to attend Quartz Hill High School, compared with the 272 who want to go to Lancaster High School.
1-March 31 open enrollment period for making changes has been eliminated.
The open enrollment period for 2018 coverage for Medicare beneficiaries interested in making changes to their Medicare Advantage or prescription drug coverage closes on December 7, and open enrollment for 2018 coverage for ACA enrollees closes on December 15.