Individual Market Open Enrollment - Broker Tips
Open enrollment for the Individual Market is about to ramp-up significantly, and we want you to be aware of several key items and dates:
- This is an excellent opportunity to provide a “total solution” to your groups with employees that may not be eligible for group coverage (part-time, temporary or seasonal workers).
- Application submission must be completed by the 15th of a given month to allow member coverage starting the first of the next month for both on and off exchange.
- In New York State, open enrollment begins November 1, for new Qualified Health Plan clients. The marketplace opens to existing members to make plan changes and update eligibility on November 16.
We’re providing this Broker Tip Sheet to help answer your questions related to the individual market. It provides key dates, renewal information, 2019 plan features, Blue on Demand, and contact information for both pre-sales and post-sales questions.
As a reminder, you can compare current options with 2018 plans by going to Blue on Demand and selecting “Individual and Family Plans.”