Health Insurance Marketplace and Diabetes, 2015
Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplaces starts Nov. 15, 2014, and lasts until Feb. 15, 2015. During this time, individuals and families can shop for health insurance coverage and purchase or change plans within the Marketplaces. Individuals cannot be denied coverage or charged more because of a preexisting condition, such as diabetes. Eligible people can get financial assistance to help pay for a plan purchased in the Marketplaces. The American Diabetes Association has an updated fact sheet on the Health Insurance Marketplaces at diabetes.org/HealthInsuranceMarketplaces and an updated fact sheet on health insurance protections for people with diabetes at diabetes.org/HealthInsuranceUpdate2014.