Kicking Off the 2017 Open Enrollment Period

As the 2017 open enrollment period officially begins today, Partners for Better Care remains committed to helping patients make the best decisions for their health and the health of their families. As a coalition of patients and allies advocating for the next generation of health care, patient-centered, quality care has always been and will remain our top priority. Our patient member organizations represent more than 100 million individuals living with chronic conditions and disabilities nationwide, and they are working together to ensure all Americans have up-to-date, accurate information during the enrollment process.

Marketplace open enrollment is November 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017. During this open enrollment time, you can:

  • Enroll in a Marketplace plan for the first time
  • Re-enroll in a Marketplace plan
  • Switch to a different Marketplace plan
  • Check your eligibility for a premium subsidy

Ultimately, we recognize that high-quality medical care is available in the United States, but many Americans face barriers to accessing necessary care. As more Americans than ever before pursue health insurance this enrollment period, we urge marketplace plans to provide clear, easy-to-understand information about provider networks, monthly premiums, deductibles and out-of-pocket limits.

We look forward to working with policymakers, industry leaders and advocates to continue improving the patient experience in the marketplace and across the health care industry.

Visit healthcare.gov or call 800-318-2596 to get started or seek enrollment assistance.