ACA & Medicare Open Enrollment Periods Underway

medical health caduceus_sxcSheldon, Iowa — This is the time of year when a person’s thoughts turn to health insurance.  Open enrollment periods for health insurance, as well as Medicare Part D are now underway.

Joel Gesink of the Gesink & VanderWilt Agency in Sheldon tells us about the Open Enrollment Period under the Affordable Care Act.

He says that, in addition to being able to make changes to your current healthcare plan, the Open Enrollment Period is also the time when people who don’t already have health insurance can get signed up.

Gesink says that, if you need your new coverage to go into effect January 1st, you’ll need to enroll by December 15th.

In addition to Open Enrollment under the ACA, Gesink says we’re currently in an Open Enrollment window for those on Medicare to make changes to their Part D prescription drug coverage.

Remember, Open Enrollment for those under 65 runs until January 31st, while Open Enrollment for those insured under Medicare only runs through December 7th.  If you have questions, Gesink advises you to contact your health insurance agent.

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