Lessons of Obamacare Open Enrollment

We asked the Field Clinic advisory board for thoughts on the most important thing people should know about the impending end of open enrollment in the insurance exchanges on March 31.

Here is the observation of Elizabeth A. W. Williams Senior Vice President & Chief Communications Officer for Independence Blue Cross.

Many people in our region who’ve signed up for individual health coverage since the start of open enrollment on Oct. 1 got a surprise – coverage can be quite affordable.  According to federal statistics, 85 % of people who signed up for health plans in states with federal exchanges – like Pennsylvania – received federal subsidies.  These can dramatically lower the cost.