In an effort to help Nebraska consumers navigate through open enrollment, the Department of Insurance has developed the 2017 Health Plan and Rate Preview tool. This powerful tool will help aid consumers in their search for an affordable health plan. The 2017 Health Plan and Rate Preview tool is user-friendly and lets consumers see the true cost of a health plan based on where they live, their age and if they use tobacco products. “With rising healthcare premiums and confusion over health insurance plans, I hope that individuals use this tool to research which plans best fit their current situation,” said Director of Insurance Bruce Ramge.
The 2017 Health Plan and Rate Preview tool not only gives plan information for individual health insurance plans but also gives consumers the ability to look at small group plan rates. The Department of Insurance hopes that the 2017 rate information will help consumers be better informed about the health insurance plan choices that they have available.
The Department of Insurance would like to remind consumers that open enrollment begins on November 1, 2016, and ends on January 31, 2017. Consumers need to enroll in a health plan by December 15, 2016, to have continuous insurance coverage. To find out more about the Affordable Care Act and open enrollment, go to http://nehealthinsuranceinfo.gov/
*Released by Nebraska Department of Insurance, 10/25/2016