5 steps to prepare for 2024 ACA Marketplace open enrollment
Follow these 5 tips to prepare for open enrollment on the ACA Marketplace, starting November 1, 2023, so you can choose the ACA Marketplace plan that best fits your needs and budget.
UnitedHealthcare is here to help you get ready for open enrollment. Follow these 5 steps that will help you find a plan that works for you, your family, and your budget.
1. Know the key dates
There are a few dates to know:
- November 1, 2023 — Open enrollment begins
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- December 15, 2023 — Enrollment deadline for coverage starting January 1, 2024
- January 15, 2024 — Enrollment deadline for coverage starting February 1, 2024 (in most states)
If you miss these deadlines, you may be able to enroll in coverage with a qualifying life event.
2. Know your needs
Do you have a preferred provider? Do you have regular prescriptions you take? Factors like these may affect your plan choice. Why? Because if your provider isn’t in-network or medications aren't covered, the costs can add up. UnitedHealthcare Individual & Family ACA Marketplace plans offer a 30-day supply of tier 2 prescription medications for $5 or less at over 40,000 network pharmacies. Plus, you can get them delivered to your door in a 3-month supply without a delivery cost (standard medication copay may apply).1
3. Check the plan network
If you have a preferred clinic or provider, check to see if they are in-network in the plans available to you. UnitedHealthcare Individual & Family plans have more network providers than ever before, plus virtual care plans that offer $0 virtual urgent and primary care visits that make it easy to get the care you need.
4. Gather your information
When you enroll in an ACA Marketplace plan, you’ll be asked some personal and financial questions about your household. This information is used to check eligibility for plans and see if you qualify for financial assistance. This information isn’t used for any other purpose. You’ll be asked for details like your mailing address, number of members in your household, Social Security number and an estimate of your household income (such as wages, government assistance, pension, retirement account, etc.).
5. Get ready to enroll
Now that you’re prepared, choosing a plan will be easier. When you’re ready, you can explore UnitedHealthcare Individual & Family plans, get an estimate of your monthly premium, and choose a plan through our guided enrollment.
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