Many people were worried about how they were going to get insurance by December 15th. They struggled to figure out a way to get the insurance they needed at a price that was going to work for them, especially with the holidays in full swing. If you were like so many people panicking about how you were going to get your health insurance in place by December 15th, you don’t have to worry because things have changed. The deadline has now been pushed back giving people more time to enroll and choose a plan that works for them.
In fact, you have until January 31st to enroll for the 2017 calendar year. This gives you an extra month to determine which health plan and carrier you want to go with. If you put the decision off and decided to forgo insurance for one reason or another, there is no time like the present to look into making a decision on a plan. Health insurance isn’t something that you should ignore. You never know when you might need to take advantage of your health plan. While you might be healthy now, there is no way to predict what the next month, year or even five years holds in store for you.
Because the deadline has been pushed back, you need to take advantage of that opportunity that lies before you. You can get coverage for yourself and all the members of your family to make sure you are protected in the event something does happen and you have to go to the emergency room for treatment for one problem or another.
Checking rates is actually quite simple as well. Head over to the BlueCross of Idaho website or the Idaho Health Exchange website for more information. If you prefer to speak with someone about the coverage options, you can always contact a private health insurance broker to take care of that for you. Regardless of how you look at it, there is no reason why you shouldn’t look into purchasing a new health insurance plan for you and your loved ones in 2017.