Open Enrollment, November 2016 What You Need to Know
What you need to know:
The landscape of health insurance has dramatically changed over the course of 2016, with many companies, such as Unitedhealthcare, leaving the individual market in Indiana. Unfortunately, there are fewer choices for 2017, which makes it more important to begin shopping early.
A health insurance plan covering ABA services is necessary for any family who has a child with autism and wishes to access therapy. For those that may not currently have health insurance, or have group coverage that does not offer coverage for ABA therapy, now is the time to enroll.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created a new way for families to enroll in insurance – it’s called open enrollment. This is a yearly period when individuals can enroll in a plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. To obtain insurance coverage for 2017, you must purchase a policy between November 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017. While you may purchase a policy anytime during this period, the earliest the plan will be effective is January 1, 2017.
The Insurance Department at Lighthouse Autism Center has been working diligently with an insurance broker to identify plans that will most benefit families with autism. To learn more or inquire about purchasing a policy, you can contact Lighthouse Insurance Manger, Michele Rohyans, at 574-387-4313 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
When asked how Lighthouse can help families, Sandy Maggioli said, “We will help families find a policy that is right for them and even help them apply for grants to cover their out-of-pocket expenses. it is our goal to help families in any way we can, starting with the insurance process.”
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