(WISH) — Open enrollment begins Tuesday for anyone getting health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
This year’s open enrollment period lasts from Nov. 1 to Jan. 31.
It is open to anyone buying health insurance on their own, not through their employer.
Three of the nation’s five largest insurers have decided to significantly pull back on their coverage. Specifically, UnitedHealth Group is reducing its coverage from 34 states in 2016 to just three in 2017.
There will be several changes to the Affordable Care Act this year, including an increase in prices across the country. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the average increase in benchmark premiums is 22%.
Anyone needing help with the enrollment process can come to Central Christian Church on 701 North Delaware Street from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Be sure to bring your social security number, any immigration documents, recent pay stubs or current health insurance plan information.
December 15 is the last day one can enroll or change plans to get coverage starting by January 1.
January 31 is the last day you can enroll or change for a 2017 health plan.
Click here to enroll.