On October 1, 2013, the Health Insurance Marketplace opened to the public to offer individuals, families, and employers a new way to obtain information about and purchase health insurance plans. The new Health Insurance Marketplace puts information regarding health care changes and costs in one place allowing “shoppers” (individuals and families) to compare health insurance plans and choose the one that best matches their individual coverage, financial, and health care needs.
Students enrolled in the 2013-2014 West Virginia University Student Health Insurance Plan are fully-covered until August 10, 2014 and do not have to take any action, as the WVU Student Health Insurance Plan meets or exceeds the minimum federal requirements for health plan coverage.
If students lose their health insurance coverage during the school year, they can enroll in the WVU Student Health Insurance Plan or go to healthcare.gov for information about the Health Insurance Marketplace plans available.
Young adults (between the ages of 18-25) often find themselves uninsured and without adequate health care coverage. Finding information about health care options has become easier with the Health Care Marketplace. Here is a quick, one-page guide to the Marketplace. More information tailored to the Young Adult age group can be found here.
Open Enrollment starts on October 1, 2013 and ends March 31, 2014. Open Enrollment is a period of time to allow individuals and families time to compare their options and select the plan that is best for them. Find enrollment and plan information on HealthCare.gov.
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The following resources below contain more information regarding the Health Insurance Marketplace, enrollment, and choosing a plan. Further information can be found on www.HealthCare.govReady for Health Insurance