Insurance rates in New Hampshire dropped this year, but enrollment still impacted by shortened open enrollment period and minimal publicity – health care advocates remind Granite Staters to shop and sign up for coverage by Saturday, December 15th deadline
Thousands sign up for new coverage, but with shortened open enrollment period and minimal publicity, local health care consumer and advocacy groups hustle to fill the gaps in New Hampshire before December 15th ACA Marketplace deadline
With a shorter open enrollment period this year, now is the time to select a plan
New deadline for enrolling gives customers until December 15 to select a plan
The New Hampshire Insurance Department is issuing a warning to consumers on "alternative health coverage options" as a result of consumer calls during the first week of open enrollment. Consumers should exercise caution and ask questions before purchasing a health plan from any company other than the three that are offering ACA-compliant health plans on and off the Marketplace (HealthCare.gov): Ambetter, Anthem and Harvard Pilgrim.
Covering New Hampshire is the official resource to learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace and affordable health insurance plans.
Website details proposed decreases for health plans to be sold in NH
he New Hampshire Insurance Department is partnering with Harvard Medical School to help New Hampshire residents find medical cost estimates. Funded by the Donoghue Foundation, the study will develop a Google Adwords campaign that will create additional website traffic to NHHealthCost.org.
Despite a shortened enrollment period, some 50,275 New Hampshire residents enrolled in a plan for 2018 through the Health Insurance Marketplace between November 1, 2017 and December 15, 2017, according to Covering New Hampshire. Some were either renewing coverage obtained during the 2017 open enrollment, or getting healthcare coverage for the first time.
Latest ACA Marketplace Numbers Show New Hampshire on Track – But Without 6 More Weeks to Enroll, Health Care Advocates Pushing Hard to December 15th Deadline