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