Published on December 16, 2016
If you had 2016 Marketplace coverage and didn’t re-enroll or change your health plan by December 15, the Marketplace probably enrolled you for 2017 health coverage in the same plan (or a similar one) based on information from your 2016 application.
This means you’ll have health coverage January 1. But the only way to make sure you have the right savings and the plan that’s best for you is to update your application and compare plans.
IMPORTANT: You can keep this plan or change until January 31
You can keep the plan you’ve been enrolled in or change to any other plan, even if your 2017 health care coverage has started.
Don’t miss out on the best plan & savings for you
Even if you’re happy with the 2017 health insurance plan you’re enrolled in, you should still update your information and compare plans:
- Financial help is based on your expected 2017 income, not 2016. Updating your income and household information for 2017 is the only way to make sure you get the right amount of savings. If you don’t, you may owe money when you file your taxes or wind up paying higher monthly premiums during the year than you need to.
- New health care plans and prices that work better for you may be available this year. You’ll never know unless you update and compare for yourself.
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