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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The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is commonly, (and incorrectly), referred to as an Open Enrollment Period
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.
And with the hectic pace of the upcoming holiday season, the open enrollment period is bound to pass quickly.
Just over 7 million Americans signed up for private health insurance plans through federal and state insurance marketplaces during the Affordable Care Act's first open enrollment period, according to preliminary figures released by the White House April 1.
Rathgeber signed an order Friday extending existing coverage via the high-risk pool through March 31, the end of the six-month open enrollment period on the federal marketplace.
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The open enrollment period allows current and newly eligible beneficiaries to sign up for benefits or make changes to their existing benefit plans.
Active enrollment requires employees to make a proactive plan choice each open enrollment period. It encourages employees to take a look at their SPDs and review any plan changes.
MVP said it added more than 3,000 new subscribers in the Granite State, primarily during the open enrollment period at the end of the year.
The standard federal open enrollment period for Medicare and Medicaid is January through March, with the results from that enrollment period becoming effective July 1.
In March 2006, during its open enrollment period, the district rented space on 15 billboards and 29 city buses, urging the local population to "Think Akron Public Schools."
An open enrollment period for Delta Dental is not frequently offered so this is good news for firms looking for dental coverage.