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Give yourself the gift of health insurance by Dec. 15
November 29, 2017

This time of year, your to-do lists are looking less like a grocery list and more like Santa’s scroll. Between meals, holiday shopping, parties, and school commitments, there’s a lot to remember. With all that exciting stuff on your mind, it’s easy to forget about the more mundane tasks — like renewing your health insurance plan.

But if you purchase your own health insurance (instead of getting it through an employer), there’s one more thing you need to add to your list: Enroll in a health insurance plan.

This year’s Individual plans open enrollment period ends on Dec. 15, and Medicare ends on Dec. 7. That means there isn’t much time left — you’ve got to renew your existing plan or find a new one by that date. It may seem daunting, but there are ways to make it easier, and it might not be as bad as you think. Here are a few things to consider before you re-enroll:

So get started and check “get health insurance” off your list: Attend an open enrollment fair, pick up the phone (call SelectHealth at 855-442-0220), contact your agent, visit selecthealth.org, or visit healthcare.gov to get started now. Assistance is also available through the Association for Utah Community Health and Take Care Utah.