Open Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace Begins TODAY

November 1, 2016

Nov. 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017

Health care coverage is an essential component of achieving the AHA’s vision of healthy communities, where all individuals reach their highest potential for health. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to hold the promise of extending coverage to more than 25 million uninsured Americans through a combination of public programs and private-sector health insurance expansions. Since 2014, more than 11 million Americans have enrolled in coverage through the new marketplaces and over 8 million received coverage through Medicaid, making great progress toward that 10-year goal of 25 million. As a result, the percentage of insured individuals nationally has hit an all-time high of more than 90 percent.

The 2017 Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment period opened November 1 and will close on January 31, 2017. It’s critical that all community stakeholders, including hospitals, reach out to consumers and make the enrollment process easy and accessible.

Looking for Coverage?

To apply: Go to to apply for health coverage, renew your current plan or choose a new plan. For your new or updated health insurance coverage to start January 1, you must enroll or change plans by December 15. You can change your plan any time during Open Enrollment, which ends January 31, 2017. You can also:

Information on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provide coverage to families and individuals with limited income or other reasons, is also available on

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As East Central Indiana’s population grows, we’re putting health care where people need it most. Besides Hancock Regional Hospital, ranked as one of the nation’s safest by the Lown Hospital Index, our network includes more than 30 other locations near your home or work.

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