Enrollment Guide: A Few Tips To Help You Shop For A New Marketplace Plan

(By – Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News)

Open enrollment for the health law’s 2016 marketplace plans begins Sunday, and federal officials caution consumers to check out premium prices because in many places they may be higher. But officials are planning to offer new features to make the process faster and smoother for consumers.

They can already do some window-shopping for plans on the federal marketplace,healthcare.gov.  A new feature that may help some customers is an online, out-of-pocket expense calculator on the website to help estimate how much they will pay in deductibles and co-payments in addition to the monthly premiums. Read more…

Kaiser Health News is a nonprofit national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

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