If you are shopping for an individual or family health plan, here are a few things you need to know to purchase affordable health insurance during Open Enrollment 2017.
When is Open Enrollment for 2017 Health Coverage?
Open Enrollment for 2017 health insurance plans starts on November 1, 2016, and ends January 31, 2017. November 1 is the first day that you can apply for a new health insurance plan, change your health plan type, or make changes to your existing health plan, such as adding dependents. Any new plans or changes you make by December 15 will be effective on January 1, 2017.
Here are the open enrollment dates for purchasing an individual and family health insurance:
Health Plan Options for 2017
For 2017, we are offering a wide selection of health plans to meet the coverage needs and budgets for individuals and families in the Philadelphia region. Here’s how to get started:
- Compare 2017 health plans from Independence Blue Cross
- See if you might be eligible for a subsidy to help you save money on your health plan
- Have a look at our supplemental coverage options (Dental, Vision, and Travel insurance plans)
- When you determine your preferred coverage, visit our easy-to-use health insurance application site to begin the enrollment process
How to Apply for Health Insurance during Open Enrollment 2017
We have many convenient ways to get you enrolled: You can apply online, call 1-888-475-6206 (TTY: 711), Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., or meet with a licensed agent on the Independence Express truck.
We also have a new option this year: Visit Independence LIVE, our new customer experience center on the 2nd floor at 1919 Market Street, and talk to a Super Agent. These are customer service experts who can help you choose the health plan that works best for you and your family, and also get you enrolled, right then and there! Independence LIVE is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST. While you’re there, enjoy a fitness class or cooking demonstration. Activities at Independence Live are free to Independence members.