5 Things To Know When Shopping For Health Insurance This Year

From left, Yudelmy Cataneda, Javier Suarez and Claudia Suarez talk about health insurance with Yosmay Valdivian (right), an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, at the Mall of Americas in Miami in 2014.

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From left, Yudelmy Cataneda, Javier Suarez and Claudia Suarez talk about health insurance with Yosmay Valdivian (right), an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, at the Mall of Americas in Miami in 2014.

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Open enrollment for people who buy their own health insurance starts Wednesday and ends Dec. 15. That means there are only 45 days to shop for coverage. The shorter enrollment period this year is just one of the changes to the process for buying insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Here are five important factors to keep in mind if you plan to sign up for ACA coverage for 2018.

1) The health law has not been repealed.

Despite the efforts of President Trump and the Republican-led Congress, the Affordable Care Act remains the law of the

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/10/30/560807248/5-things-to-know-when-shopping-for-health-insurance-this-year?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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