A person eligible to auto-renew may still want to take the time to explore available coverage options to consider any plan changes, revised premiums, and revised advanced premium tax credits (i.e., premium subsidies). Even if a person is auto-renewed, he or she can make changes until the enrollment period closes on February 15.
The New York Times has more information about this year’s renewal process, and offers the following advice to consumers from Kevin Counihan, chief executive officer of the federal exchange:
- Review your coverage
- Log into your exchange account and update your household income and other information
- Compare your current plan with other plans available in your area
- Choose the health plan that best fits your budget and health needs