November 1st is the first day of open enrollment for 2016 health care coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace (Healthcare.gov). The Healthcare.gov homepage is set up to help you keep or change your existing coverage as well as handle first time applicants. We’ve written a little bit about finding a healthcare plan here on Lacuna Loft before. You can find those articles here:
Things I’ve Learned While Applying For New Health Care Coverage
Spending My Day Signing Up For Health Care Coverage
In the mean time, I wanted to point you towards some great resources:
Health Insurance Explained – this video is great for helping figure out all of that insurance jargon!
Important Marketplace Deadlines
Triage Cancer answers many of your questions on their blog
Remember that this process (especially for a cancer survivor!) will take time! You want to make sure that you write your questions down and find answers for them. Google is a great place to get those questions answered as well as the time it takes to call the marketplace. Spend the time now in order to find the right plan for you. Your sanity (and finances) will thank you for the rest of the year!