Open Enrollment for Health Coverage Begins [3]

The 2021 open enrollment period for Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage in the Marketplace [5] began on Sunday, November 1, and runs until Tuesday, December 15, in most states. During open enrollment, you can add, drop, or make changes to your health insurance coverage. Booksellers should contact American Booksellers Association membership health insurance partner LIG Solutions [6] for a no-obligation health insurance assessment.

The Marketplace is operated by the federal government through HealthCare.gov for most states, though some states [7] have their own Marketplaces with slightly different open enrollment periods. Contact LIG Solutions [6] to find out if your state has a different open enrollment period.

In addition to general open enrollment, Medicare’s open enrollment period for 2021 is open and runs until Monday, December 7. During the Medicare open enrollment period [8], Medicare plan enrollees can make changes to their health insurance plan by switching, dropping, or adding coverage. Booksellers who are eligible for Medicare or have questions about their eligibility should also contact LIG Solutions [6].

For more information on open enrollment in general, including options outside of open enrollment, see this article on preparing for open enrollment this fall [9].

To learn more about ABA’s membership health insurance benefit:

Questions about ABA’s partnership with LIG Solutions can be directed to advocacy@bookweb.org [12].

Booksellers should communicate with their manager before purchasing a policy as the bookstore may be looking into offering employees a health coverage option as part of the ABA partnership with LIG Solutions.

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