Iowa Specialty Hospital has Certified Application Counselors to help prepare for the next Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Period. They are available to help you apply for a new Marketplace plan, keep your current coverage, or choose a new plan.
Iowa Specialty Hospital encourages you to keep the following 4 key dates in mind:
November 15, 2014: Open Enrollment begins. Apply for, keep, or change your coverage.
December 15, 2014: Enroll by the 15th if you want new coverage that begins on January 1, 2015. If your plan is changing or you want to change plans, enroll by the 15th to avoid a lapse in coverage.
December 31, 2014: Coverage ends for 2014 plans. Coverage for 2015 plans can start as soon as January 1st.
February 15, 2015: This is the last day you can apply for 2015 coverage before the end of Open Enrollment.
To buy Marketplace insurance outside of Open Enrollment, you must qualify for a Special Enrollment Period due to a qualifying life event like marriage, birth or adoption of a child, or loss of other health coverage.
To learn more about the Marketplace visit the healthcare.gov website. Iowa Specialty Hospital has Certified Application Counselors available at both their Belmond and Clarion Campuses. To schedule an appointment with one of these counselors to complete your Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment, call 515-532-9300.