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How The Health Law Could Play Into Consumers’ Decisions During Open Enrollment Season

Fiscal Times: Open Enrollment And Obamacare: What You Need To Know
While health care is still a hot issue in the election, in the coming months consumers will be facing a health insurance decision of their own: open enrollment. That’s the period, usually in the last quarter of the year, when workers with insurance can change coverage options without having to prove their health status. While the majority of provisions in the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) don’t take hold until 2014, a handful have already been rolled out and more will be implemented in 2013. For employees, their companies, and insurers, the law means new choices and responsibilities in the upcoming open enrollment period (Yoder, 10/8).

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