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ISMS Flyer Can Help Your Patients Navigate Illinois’ Insurance Exchange for 2018
Posted on: 10/6/2017

Even with the uncertainty surrounding the future of the Affordable Care Act, open enrollment will begin November 1 for patients seeking coverage through Get Covered Illinois, the state's health insurance Marketplace.

Important to note: The open enrollment period for 2018 is shorter than previous years by several weeks, running Nov. 1, 2017, to Dec. 15, 2017.

Currently enrolled patients will be automatically re-enrolled in a similar policy for 2018 if they take no action. However, they should be aware that most plans change each year – even if operated by the same insurance company. 

If currently enrolled patients would like to make changes, they must also do so during the open enrollment period.

To help your patients better understand the insurance exchange, ISMS offers a FREE patient education flyer on Marketplace coverage for 2018. Be sure to keep a stack on hand to distribute to your patients or link to from your practice web site or social media accounts.

For more details, visit ISMS' Marketplace web page.

If you have questions, call the ISMS Division of Member Advocacy at 800-782-4767 ext. 1470 or send an email.

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