There are many reasons to change your health insurance plan. Even if you are happy with your current plan, it is important for you to review it every year.
MAKING CHANGES TO A PROVIDER OR PLAN
There are many ways you can change your health insurance. Depending on your state, if you are enrolled in Medicaid, you will have to select an insurance provider within a certain amount of time after being approved.
If you do not select an insurance provider in the time given to you, you may be placed in a random health insurance plan that may not fit your needs, or not be accepted by a doctor you want to see. Be sure to select an insurance plan within Medicaid as soon as you are approved!
Speak with an enrollment assister or your local Medicaid office to select a plan or change the plan you are currently enrolled in.
If you are enrolled in Medicaid, and a life event, such as your job or income change, moving to a new address, or the number of people living in your home changes, you must report it to your Medicaid office within 10 days of the change occurring. You can do so by either contacting your local Medicaid office or asking an enrollment assister for help.
If you are enrolled in the Marketplace, there is a limited time period where you may sign up for insurance or change your current plan. This period is usually at the end of the year. Ask your enrollment assister to help you determine when you can enroll or change your plan.
Sometimes your doctor may not be the best for you. If you feel like you want to change your doctor, see the section titled,
“Finding and Keeping a Doctor”.