Key Marketplace Renewal Messages

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Renewing your coverage

Whether you’re already enrolled in health insurance or you want to get coverage, renewing your Marketplace coverage is something you should do every year. While you are covered under your current plan, you will need to update your information to ensure you are receiving the proper financial help. Your income, family size, and other household information should all be updated to help the health insurance marketplace determine your eligibility. If you have a qualifying event (such as having a baby), you may be able to qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. You should also be sure to check your current pharmacy, doctors, and network. You may find a new plan that is better suited for your needs and budget.

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Each year, you will receive two pieces of mail that contain important enrollment information. The first piece of mail is from your insurer. The second piece of mail is from the marketplace. The letter from the insurer will include the latest plan updates. You should read both pieces of mail closely to see which plans you are eligible for. If your plan was auto-renewed, you may be re-enrolled in a different plan. If you’re not auto-enrolled, call your current insurer or the marketplace to inquire about your renewal.

You should also be sure to notify your current plan and the Marketplace about changes to your circumstances. For example, if you moved, you will need to tell the Marketplace or your insurer about your new address. If you’ve had a job change, you will need to update your information. You can also change your work status, change your state of residence, or change your family’s income. Any of these changes could affect your eligibility for financial assistance.

If you are currently enrolled in a Wellmark grandfathered/grandmothered plan, you will typically be automatically re-enrolled in the same plan in 2022. However, if you do not renew your coverage by December 15, you will be automatically re-enrolled in the same health plan for the following year. This could mean that you have a worse plan than the one you had last year. It can be confusing to know what to do when your coverage is up for renewal. Luckily, can offer you customized recommendations.

You will also be notified about any changes that might impact your financial assistance. If you have had an income change, you may have been denied health coverage in the past, or you may qualify for a premium subsidy. If you did not qualify for a subsidy, you may be eligible for a refund. If you have questions about the renewal process, contact your state Medicaid office or your insurance company.

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If you are enrolled in a Wellmark benefit-rich plan, you should consider changing your plan before you’re auto-renewed in 2022. This may result in a lower cost than your current plan, and 4 out of 5 enrollees will find a plan for less than $10 a month.

The Health Insurance Marketplace (aka the Affordable Care Act) is designed to encourage comparison shopping. As a result, the plans that are offered each year will vary. You should shop around each year to make sure you are getting the right plan for your needs and budget.

Renewing your plan after November 1

During the health insurance renewal period you have the chance to review your health coverage and make any necessary changes. You may find you can save money or get additional benefits that you weren’t aware of before. You should make sure to compare your plans and read all the important information in the re-enrollment letter that arrives in the mail from your plan.

The health insurance renewal process begins on November 1 and ends on January 15. In most states, this period is called Open Enrollment. If you don’t enroll in a new plan by this date, you will be automatically reenrolled in the same plan for 2022. If you are eligible for a subsidy, you must select a plan by January 15 to receive the premium tax credit. Changing your plan will require you to update your information, including your income and household details. You will also need to complete an online application. You can do this by visiting the health insurance marketplace website, or using an online application service, such as HealthSherpa. Afterward, you will need to log into your account and click the “Report a Life Change” tab to update your account.

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The best way to get the most out of your Marketplace coverage is to take the time to comparison shop. This will help you ensure that you are getting the best possible value. The most obvious way to do this is by comparing the same plan to the ones offered in your area. You will need to consider the network, cost, and convenience. In addition, you will want to be certain that the doctors and pharmacies in your area are still in network and can still serve you.

You will also need to be aware that your premium subsidy may be changed in the future. This is because the Affordable Care Act was designed to encourage competition and comparison shopping. Since ACA plans are now available to everyone, the amount you pay may be larger than before. If you are unsure of your current subsidies, you can check the public records and other government databases to see if you qualify for additional subsidies. This will give you an idea of what you can expect to pay for a plan in 2022.

You may be surprised at how many people have active coverage for 2022. This year, 4.3 million consumers are enrolled in Marketplace plans. Of those, 1.2 million are brand new to the Marketplace. This number will grow to 4.2 million in 2022. If you aren’t enrolled in a plan for 2022, you should look into an on-exchange plan. This is because there are more subsidies available than before the American Rescue Plan. If you are eligible for a subsidy, it might be a good idea to get a quote from a carrier that specializes in the ACA.

The health insurance renewal process is not always easy, but you can avoid some of the headaches by following these tips. If you are eligible for a subsidy, be sure to change your information before January 15. You will also need to keep an eye on your mailbox. You will receive two pieces of mail from your health insurance company and the Marketplace.

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