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Investing Blog Roundup: Open Enrollment Season

It’s open enrollment season on Healthcare.gov. If you don’t have health insurance through another source (e.g., your employer, spouse, Medicare), now’s the time to start picking a plan.

Open enrollment lasts through December 15. The process can take a while though, so it’s usually a good idea to get started early. (Frankly even for those of us with financial backgrounds, it’s not usually obvious which plan is the best choice for our circumstances.)

If you do not qualify for premium subsidies or cost sharing reductions, you may also want to search for plans on ehealthinsurance.com, though it’s critical to be aware that any plans there other than those described as “major medical insurance” will cover quite a bit less than a plan that meets Affordable Care Act requirements.

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