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Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Marketplace Kicks Off

Open enrollment to the Health Insurance Marketplace begins on Tuesday, November 1.

The time to sign up runs November 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017.

According to Milwaukee’s Health Department, under the Affordable Care Act, there has been a 58% reduction in Milwaukee County’s uninsured rate

During this enrollment period, area residents are encouraged to shop the Marketplace and find out what tax credits they may be eligible for.

“We know that premium increases in Wisconsin are below the national average,” said U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Regional Director Kathleen Falk. “And, 84% of the folks signing up in the Marketplace in the Milwaukee area will qualify for financial assistance toward their premiums.”

During the 2016-2017 open enrollment period, 69% of Wisconsin residents will be able to find a plan for $100 or less.

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