November 1, 2019
For Immediate Release | Salt Lake City
Marketplace is now open for business. Open Enrollment runs from November 1st to December 15th. Far too many consumers believe coverage is too expensive or out of reach. And yet, roughly 80 percent of those that shop on the exchange qualify for financial assistance to make health coverage affordable.
This year, Molina Healthcare has expanded their plan options and Bridgespan and Cigna are new to Utah's 2020 Marketplace, joining SelectHealth, and University of Utah Health Plans, which means that there are more plans available to choose from than last year.
Open enrollment is an important time even for those who have enrolled before. Utahns should reassess their options to make sure they have a plan that’s right for them. As Utah's market grows, there is more variety. This means that Utahns have more options to figure out what is the best fit for their budget- including $0 premiums and $0 deductibles for many. Some plans are also offering no-deductible office visits and other offerings that provide additional flexibility.
Take Care Utah is eager to educate Utahns about what consumers should look out for this enrollment period and connect the media with people who are signing up or have received coverage during the previous Open Enrollment period.
Medicaid and CHIP offer year-round enrollment, and Take Care Utah helps families find the right coverage options, whether it is Marketplace or Medicaid.
"Take Care Utah health access assisters are ready to help people enroll and are excited that individuals and families have more options this year" said Maria Guadarrama, Community Relations Director for Take Care Utah. "our services are free, we offer service in various languages and are located in multiple counties in the state, let us help you navigate your health care options."