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Advice for the millions of unemployed Americans as they choose a health care plan

If you recently lost your health coverage and you’re having to navigate the Open Enrollment period that runs from now to mid-December, there is help to be had.

MICHIGAN, USA — More than 30 million people in the United States are uninsured.  That’s up 16% from 28 million in 2016. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, an additional 5.4 million Americans are without health coverage for the first time due to job loss. If you recently lost your health coverage and you’re having to navigate the Open Enrollment period that runs from now to mid-December, there is help to be had.  Meghan Joyce is the COO of Oscar, the first tech-driven health insurance company, and she shared some advice to help people through the process of choosing a health care plan, including a checklist of considerations they may want to make:

  • Find out how much you could save: based on your income, you might qualify for federal help and pay as little as $0 a month for your premium. Meghan can also share what factors to think about when choosing a plan to make sure you get you the most bang for your buck.
  • Explore your options: visit healthcare.gov or your state’s marketplace, talk to a health insurance broker, and visit insurance companies’ websites. These resources can help you understand what’s covered in the right plan for you. 
  • Get started today: nearly 40% of people signed up for coverage during the final week of last year’s Open Enrollment period; this year’s period is two weeks shorter, so start the research and enrollment process as soon as possible.

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