By Emily McKinley, Health Information Specialist Open enrollment for Marketplace plans is in full swing. Consumers have until March 31 to enroll in a qualified health plan unless they experience a qualifying event thereafter. As the enrollment period has unfolded, we’ve heard and experienced reports of the good, the bad, and the ugly. Here are some tips, tricks, and myths we’d like to share: · Open enrollment ends March 31. Consumers must purchase a plan by the 15 th of the current month if they want coverage to be effective the first of the following month. In other words, plans purchased on or before February 15, will be effective March 1. · Consumers are allowed a three-month coverage gap during the year without incurring tax penalties. That said, Family Voices encourages consumers to carefully consider the risks associated with gaps in coverage, to include extreme financial consequences in the event the consumer requires medical care during the covera
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