The day in which open enrollment begins in 2018 is a Wednesday. Every year, open enrollment runs from November 1st through December 15th. With the Medicare.gov website available to new plans on a Wednesday it is much more likely that any glitches or hiccups will be fixed in an efficient manner. When open enrollment begins on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday we have seen that technical errors can continue throughout the entire weekend.
As you prepare for open enrollment, remember, there are a number of options available. Whether you are looking for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, AARP or any other type of health insurance company, it is best to compare rates to see which options are the most affordable. Also recognize that different plans and policies offer different benefits. Just because you are getting a lower monthly payment doesn’t mean it is the best plan for you.
Please comment below if you have any questions about open enrollment or signing up with a healthcare plan through Healthcare.gov.