BCBSWY Reminds 2021 Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Deadline is Quickly Approaching

CHEYENNE, WYO – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming wants to remind our Wyoming friends and neighbors that the 2021 Open Enrollment period for individual health insurance is almost over. At the end of week three, enrollment is up from the previous year, according to the Enrollment Snapshot released by CMS last week. “We recognize the ongoing pressures many people are facing due to the impacts of COVID-19. If you lost employer-based coverage or need to make changes to your current plan, now is the time to look at your options. Here in Wyoming, 84% of Marketplace enrollees qualify for cost-assistance, many with premiums close to zero. There is much we can’t control, but peace of mind with having the right health coverage for your family is something in our control and we encourage all uninsured individuals to take a look” said Diane Gore, President & CEO at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming.

Marketplace enrollees satisfied with their 2020 plan will be automatically re-enrolled in the same plan (or one equivalent), so the enrollment number is expected to increase.

Helpful Reminders:

  • The last day to enroll in (or change) a BCBSWY health insurance plan is December 15, 2020.
  • Coverage begins January 1, 2021 and all BCBSWY plans cover essential health benefits, pre-existing conditions and preventive care.
  • To ensure your coverage is in place, be sure to make your initial premium payment on time.

Access to affordable and high-quality health care coverage is critical, especially as we consider the impact COVID-19 has had on our physical and behavioral health. At Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming, we understand that the need for affordable health insurance has never been greater as our community continues to see high levels of unemployment amid an ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of our members through the prevention, testing, treatment, and vaccination against COVID-19.

With ten locations across Wyoming, BCBSWY offers personalized assistance to help more people take advantage of the possible cost savings.

For help with questions and to enroll, visit Healthcare.gov or call 800-318-2596; reach an Enroll Wyoming Navigator by calling 211; or call 800-851-2227 to reach a local Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming representative.

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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