We are officially in the third Open Enrollment season under the federal Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. For many Americans, however, the process of actually purchasing health coverage through the federal or state website is as confusing as ever. If you are one of these people, there are ways you can improve the shopping experience.

Here are a few tips to help you purchase health insurance with no stress:

  • Get coverage no matter what: If you and your family are perfectly healthy, it might be tempting to avoid getting health insurance altogether and avoid the costs. However, citizens that do not get some sort of coverage can face hefty financial penalties, which can cause even greater stress down the line.
  • Prepare ahead of time: It will make the shopping process much more difficult if you do not have all of your relevant documents and information together. Before you log on to the website and begin looking at the different options available to you, be sure to gather all of your medical data together in a single place.
  • Shop as smart as possible: Should you find yourself confused by the Open Enrollment process, you can always speak with a licensed agent. Calling in to these experts is completely free, and they will be able to make recommendations to you and walk you through everything from start to finish.

Whether you choose to go the home health care route or visit a local physician, be sure to check back here again for more health insurance help and information. Contact a member of our team to learn more about available options.