Open Enrollment begins at the beginning of November, which means it is more important than ever for people to be wary of the information they are putting out online. Health data can be used to steal identities, open lines of credit and otherwise majorly disrupt a person's life.

Here are a few cybersecurity tips to keep in mind during the Open Enrollment process:

  • Access the site securely: When you are logging on to the federal health care website, you will want to do so on a computer that is connected to a secure and encrypted network. Going down to a public library or using a computer that is not properly secure could leave your information open for other people to steal and abuse.
  • Create a strong password: While this might seem like a dated concept, the truth is you will need to create a strong password so your data will not easily be accessed. People are getting increasingly sophisticated at cracking passwords, so it is important to make them as difficult to guess as possible.
  • Use the computer privately: This goes along with sticking to a protected network. If you do find yourself in a situation where you are using a computer in public to look over different options, make sure there is nobody around you or looking over your shoulder that could take your personal data.

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.