Health Insurance Options Now that Open Enrollment has Ended

In like a lion and out like a lamb: It’s March Madness! It’s also the time of the year that is outside of the Open Enrollment Period. The next enrollment period for health insurance in the health marketplace will begin November 1st, 2016, but that is about 8 months from now! What is available before Covered California Open Enrollment 2017? There are health plans for every life situation! Whether you need a short or long term plan, there are many types of plans to meet you and your families needs.

Some of the Individual and Family Health Insurance Companies in California:

  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Chinese Community Health Plan
  • Health Net
  • Kaiser Permanente of CA
  • Molina
  • Sharp Health
  • Western Health Advantage
  • HCC Life Insurance Providers in California
  • IHC Group
  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • Oscar

If you have a Life Event such as getting married or divorced, having or adopting a child, losing your work place insurance or at the end of active military duty, you can apply for health insurance through the marketplace within 60 days of the event.  If you don’t have a qualifying Life Event, and need insurance before Open Enrollment in November, a private plan is a good option. You could get a short term plan and wait for open enrollment and possibly be eligible for subsidies at that time. Short and long term plans are available

Some of the advantages of buying a short term plan:

  • Low Cost
  • Quick Approval
  • Up to 364 days of coverage
  • Drop monthly charges at anytime
  • Freedom to chose own doctor and hospital
  • Can fill in the time before Open Enrollment in November for the Health marketplace plans- (can be a temporary plan).
  • Fills in insurance gaps, between jobs, school, etc…

If you are a small business owner and would like to find out alternatives to Group health plans,we can help you find more affordable options. What’s available before Covered California Open Enrollment 2017? Call one of our knowledgeable insurance agents  today because they can help you determine what type of plan(s) would work best for your situation and customize your enrollment.

Call 1-844-366-5126











AUTHOR - Ali Nagy