Open Enrollment Deadline is Today


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The current phase of Open Enrollment is underway, and Dec. 15 is an important deadline to keep in mind. For those who sign up by midnight, they will be able to begin 2017 fully covered with health insurance.

As of December 10, over 4 million people had selected plans using since Open Enrollment began November 1, including over 1.1 million new consumers and 2.9 million renewing their coverage.

“Momentum is building,” said Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell in a statement.  “As we approach the December 15 deadline for consumers to get coverage that begins January 1st, we’re seeing hundreds of thousands of consumers each day signing up for coverage they want and need.”

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Latinos have been one of the groups who have benefited the most from the passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Health Insurance Marketplace. Over 4 million have obtained health care coverage and have reduced their rate of uninsured individuals to historic lows.

“I encourage anyone who needs health insurance for 2017 to join the millions already signed up and visit to check out their options by December 15,” said Secretary Burwell. “Most Marketplace consumers can find plans for less than $75 per month in premiums, and it’s easier than ever to shop and compare your options on”

Shop for plans or sign up for coverage here.

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of Latinos remain without health insurance coverage

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