Open Enrollment Tips from ACE TA Center

Open Enrollment Tips from ACE TA Center

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
ACE TA Center

Open Enrollment November 1, 2017, and 2018 health insurance plans and prices are now available!

What should you do next?

  • Check with your program director to find out if someone, like your ADAP or Part A Program, is assessing plans for people living with HIV, and when they will be ready to share this information.
  • Start scheduling enrollment appointments now based on when you will have recommended plan information. Clients may be eager to enroll, so it is important to schedule these appointments as soon as possible.

What if no one is analyzing plans in your area?

Encourage all clients to begin pulling together the information they’ll need for their application.

Share our key Open Enrollment messages with your community partners!

  1. The 2018 Open Enrollment Period runs from November 1 to December 15, 2017 in states using HealthCare.gov.
    Clients in these states have six weeks to enroll in or renew a plan in those states. Plans purchased during Open Enrollment start January 1, 2018.
  2. For some states that do not use HealthCare.gov, Open Enrollment for 2018 health plans has been extended.
    This year the following states are extending the Open Enrollment Period with a Special Enrollment Period: CA, CO, CT, DC, MA, MN, NY, RI, and WA. Open Enrollment in ID, MD, and VT ends December 15.
  3. Clients should ask a case manager or enrollment assister to help them find a plan.
    Encourage clients to get help comparing plan options. Use the ACE TA Center Assister video and fact sheet to provide information about the importance of medication access, provider continuity, and the role of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to enrollment partners that are new to supporting people living with HIV.
  4. Help clients actively compare plans to avoid getting auto-enrolled into a plan.
    If a client does not log in and actively choose a plan, they will be automatically re-enrolled in their current plan on the last day of Open Enrollment. If a client’s plan is not available for next year, they will be auto-enrolled into a different plan with a similar premium.