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 key dates in mind:
November 1, 2015: Open Enrollment started — first day you can enroll in a 2016 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2016.
December 15, 2015: Last day to enroll in or change plans for new coverage to start January 1, 2016.
January 1, 2016: 2016 coverage starts for those who enroll or change plans by December 15.
January 15, 2016: Last day to enroll in or change plans for new coverage to start February 1, 2016.
January 31, 2016: 2016 Open Enrollment ends. Enrollments or changes between January 16 and January 31 take effect March 1, 2016.
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.