Health Insurance Open Enrollment underway through Friday, Dec. 15

Health insurance custo-mers are eligible to sign up for open enrollment on the health insurance marketplace. The enrollment is only held six weeks out of the year, beginning on Nov. 1. If you are interested in renewing or signing up for 2018 health coverage, enrollment ends Dec. 15.

According to Covering Wisconsin, 11 insurance companies will offer different health plans throughout the state. Health plans are changing and some have left the market, so it is important that customers shop early to find a plan for their area that includes the health care providers they want.

The cost of monthly premiums will still be affordable for most customers, with over 80 percent of those covered in the Marketplace receiving financial assistance for their insurance premiums. Although there will be premium increases, most customers covered by the Marketplace plans will be shielded from premium increases through tax credits, experiencing little change in their out-of-pocket premium payments.

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