2021 Open Enrollment for Health Insurance

2021 Open Enrollment for Health Insurance

CHEYENNE, WYO – Open enrollment is the time to purchase, change or re-new your health insurance coverage for 2021. From now until December 15, 2020, you can work with an insurance agent or with Enroll Wyoming to make sure you get the coverage you need for 2021.

Even if you currently have insurance it’s important to take time to review your plan, especially if there have been changes to your address, family size or income, and to see options for lower cost premiums.

If shopping for coverage for yourself or your family, here’s everything you need to know about open enrollment this year.

When is Open Enrollment?

  • Open Enrollment is the time when you can purchase, change or re-new your health insurance coverage through Healthcare.gov.
  • 2021 Open Enrollment started November 1, 2020.
  • The last day to sign up for 2021 coverage is December 15, 2020.
  • Coverage for people who sign up during Open Enrollment starts January 1, 2021.

Preparing for Open Enrollment

To prepare for open enrollment, here’s what you’ll need to make the enrollment process much smoother and faster.

  • Your social security number(s) for you and whomever will be on your plan
  • Any documents related to your income (prior year’s tax return, wage statements/check stub or all documents you would use to file your tax return)
  • Current health coverage information
  • Facts about dependents you would like to cover
  • An understanding of your medical needs

What Else Should You Know?

  • All Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming plans offered through the Health Insurance Marketplace cover essential health benefits, pre-existing conditions, and preventative care.
  • Most Marketplace enrollees qualify for cost-assistance.
  • You can call Wyoming 211 to be connected with a Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator who can guide you through the process.
  • BCBSWY can also help you find the right coverage for you and your family.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of our members through the prevention, testing and treatment of COVID-19.

In addition to expanded coverage including a waiver of cost sharing for treatment and testing of COVID-19, BCBSWY also expanded access to telemedicine options, whether related to COVID-19 or not. Visit BCBSWY.com/covid19/ to learn more.

To learn more about Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming follow @BCBSWY on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming (BCBSWY), a not-for-profit health insurer and an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, provides access to high quality health care coverage, services and programs to help our members make the best health care decisions and get the best care. With 10 locations across Wyoming, we provide hometown service to residents and businesses while serving people and charitable organizations in communities around the state. Learn more about us at BCBSWY.com.

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