Agents/Brokers: Open Enrollment Closes January 31, 2016
January 31, 2016 will mark the end of the plan year 2016 Open Enrollment period for the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces (FFMs). The next 10 days will be the final opportunity for you to enroll clients for coverage through the FFMs effective March 1, 2016.
Consumers are often in the greatest need of assistance as deadlines approach, especially during the end of Open Enrollment. For the next 10 days, we continue to encourage you to consider the following, in addition to your own successful strategies, to help your clients get health coverage during Open Enrollment:
• Make sure your schedule fits your clients’ needs. Extend your hours so consumers can get the advice they need, even outside of normal business hours.
• Email or call your clients about Marketplace coverage. Reach out whether they have expressed interest in coverage previously or they do business with you in another line of coverage as Marketplace plans may work for their families. Also, the deadline motivates consumers who’ve been thinking about getting coverage to actually complete enrollment.
• Use social media. Use social media to remind a larger audience about the final Open Enrollment deadline. You can help persuade people who haven’t previously looked into getting Marketplace coverage to do so. The deadline can motivate them to learn more.
Thank you for your hard work assisting consumers over the past few months, and during these final few days of plan year 2016 Open Enrollment!