Open Enrollment Deadline January 15th

Michiganders only have until January 15th to enroll in health care from the Health Insurance Marketplace which provides low or no-cost health insurance for individuals and families.

Governor Whitmer said, “We know that having comprehensive health insurance leads to better health outcomes and this Open Enrollment is an important opportunity for Michiganders to protect their health and financial wellness while saving money.”

More Michiganders are eligible for low to no-cost health insurance because of subsidies provided in the American Rescue Plan.

Those who want to explore their options in the Marketplace can visit HeathCare.gov/lower-costs to use the estimator tool before they fill out the application. For example, a 25 year-old single adult with no dependents who makes between $17,744 Р$32,200 per year might qualify for a Marketplace plan with monthly premiums between  $259 to $608 per month depending on the level of coverage.

Those who miss the Open Enrollment deadline will have to wait until November 2022 to enroll for coverage that wouldn’t begin until January 2023 unless they qualify for a Special Enrollment Period for unusual circumstances.

More information is available at Michigan.gov/HealthInsurance

Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand