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Beat the deadline: find the right healthcare coverage

Beat the deadline: find the right healthcare coverage - TaxAct Blog

It’s that time of year again! Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment for 2017 officially kicked-off this week and will remain open through Jan. 31, 2017.

To ensure you have health insurance starting Jan. 1, 2017, you must submit your application for coverage before Dec. 15, 2016. (Residents in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Washington have until Dec. 23, 2017 to sign up for coverage that starts on the first day of the new year.)

If you wait to apply for health insurance after your state’s deadline, coverage may not start until Feb. 1 or even March 1, 2017, leaving you without health insurance for the first part of the year.

Luckily, finding the right health insurance plan is simple thanks to our partner, Connecture. Through Connecture’s leading benefits platform, the ConnectedHealth Marketplace, you can shop for personalized insurance benefits online that will fully protect your health and financial security.

With the ConnectedHealth Marketplace you can make faster, more informed choices about benefits based on your individual needs. That means you can shop for coverage from a variety of regional and national insurance companies, create personalized comparisons, and within minutes, choose the plan that is best suited for you and your family.

In addition, you can find answers to common questions and determine whether you’re eligible for tax credits that can offset your premium costs. (Learn more)

Take a look at our Guide to the Marketplace to see just how easy it is to shop for coverage during open enrollment.  Or, jump right in and start comparing available options by visiting the ConnectedHealth Marketplace

Beat the deadline: find the right healthcare coverage - TaxAct Blog

Beat the deadline: find the right healthcare coverage - TaxAct Blog

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