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Navigating Open Enrollment For Your Health Insurance Options is Easier with Anthem

Navigating Open Enrollment For Your Health Insurance Options is Easier with Anthem


This post was sponsored by Anthem as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

I know it is time to give thanks and reflect on the positive things we’ve encountered this year. But it is important to consider how these upcoming weeks will impact the next year.

Navigating Open Enrollment for your health insurance options is easier with Empire BlueCross BlueShield!

I’m not talking about New Year’s Resolutions. I’m talking about making sure you have prioritized your health insurance plan. This year, one of my friend’s family members was diagnosed with cancer and it wasn’t until afterwards that it came out that she didn’t have health insurance. She had opted out because she felt it was too much of a burden. Here’s the thing, her care was delayed because she had to get everything in order before she could get everything in plan!

She was one of the approximately *1 in 5 uninsured adults that said they either weren’t aware of that requirement or didn’t think it applied to them.

Insurance can be confusing

Many people avoid making a decision or go with a “default” option because they find navigating their options too confusing. Health insurers such as Anthem and Application Assistors, Navigators and brokers in your local communities are available to help you navigate your options during open enrollment season and find a plan that is a good fit for you.

Here’s a helpful infographic that shows the importance of health insurance for protecting your health and your financial future.
Navigating Open Enrollment For Your Health Insurance Options is Easier with Empire BlueCross BlueShieldKnow what you can afford as a premium each month, but also know if you can afford your deductible and out of pocket expenses if someone is injured or has an unfortunately expensive illness. While you may save some money each month, can you really afford the “what ifs” that could happen?

These decisions need to not be taken lightly. It is important to set aside time so you can make the right decision on insurance.

Take the time: Make the best decision for your family during open enrollment

So, take some time these upcoming weeks and see how choosing your health insurance plan is part of your health future and your financial future. There are options to help you navigate your options.

For more information, go to navigatingopenenrollment.com or HealthCare.gov.

*Source:  Kaiser Family Foundation. Key Facts About the Uninsured Population

Jocelyn Brown
Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. December 19, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    I know when we go through open enrollment each year, it’s a little confusing. I’m glad you’re sharing these tips because every little bit helps!

  2. Rosey
    December 18, 2016 / 2:16 am

    The ‘what-ifs’ always throw you for a loop. It’s best to be as prepared as possible.

  3. December 18, 2016 / 1:14 am

    We are trying to navigate getting new health insurance and this post is really helping me with the process! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Jenni
    December 17, 2016 / 5:16 pm

    It is really important that you have a family insurance. Love that you shared useful info here. Definitely checking this out.

  5. December 17, 2016 / 5:14 pm

    Having health insurance for family is really important especially for single moms like me. Definitely checking the options you gave. Thanks!

  6. December 17, 2016 / 1:21 pm

    We just went through the hassle of changing our health insurance online.
    I wish I knew about this option then – it looks like great information.

  7. December 17, 2016 / 9:16 am

    I totally agree with you. Choosing the best health insurance for the family entails careful planning. We don’t want to be in a situation that would leave us with no access to care.

  8. December 17, 2016 / 6:59 am

    I love this post. It is really hard to decide what kind of insurance I will get for my family. Love that you shared some options here.

  9. December 17, 2016 / 5:04 am

    I couldn’t imagine not having health insurance. I didn’t realize health care was so expensive in the US.

  10. December 17, 2016 / 4:25 am

    Health insurance is so very important. When my daughter was diagnosed with a non-curable neurological disease. She was hospitalized for 5 weeks. We would have been financially ruined had it not been for our health insurance.

  11. December 17, 2016 / 4:16 am

    I am glad to hear that open enrollment is more simplified! Getting the right plan and doing it with ease is really important!

  12. December 17, 2016 / 4:04 am

    Those figures for cost of care are crazy! I remember when I had my first child it was over $50,000 and it only went up with my second two kids. So glad I had insurance! Having the right plan really does matter!

  13. December 17, 2016 / 3:17 am

    It is so important to have the right coverage. I found it so confusing when we were looking at our options.

  14. December 17, 2016 / 2:45 am

    I can’t imagine not having health insurance for my family. These rates are very reasonable and the coverage is awesome.

  15. Pam
    December 17, 2016 / 2:35 am

    Good health insurance is so important. Even if you are healthy, you never know when something could happen.

  16. December 17, 2016 / 1:24 am

    Insurance in SO confusing! I love BCBS- we’ve had way better luck with it that past year than we ever had in the years before with another carrier!

  17. December 17, 2016 / 12:54 am

    Whew, let me tell you, it’s killer. This looks much easier than what I went through!

  18. December 16, 2016 / 4:58 pm

    Open enrollment can be very difficult to maneuver. Thank you so much for sharing this post. It’s going to help a lot of people.

  19. December 16, 2016 / 4:52 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this. The marketplace is an excellent way to find insurance coverage, but it can be difficult to navigate.

  20. Monica
    December 16, 2016 / 4:38 pm

    We had to switch things up this year and we are constantly frustrated with the insurance process. This is helpful!

  21. Robin Masshole Mommy
    December 16, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    My husband is a fed, so we don’t have a ton of options when it comes to health insurance. I am just thankfu they are all good plans to choose from.

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