Only two weeks remain before the December 15 enrollment deadline

Over two million consumers selected a plan in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace as of Nov. 28, 2015, including 42,564 in Ohio.

“Americans who need health coverage starting January 1st have just two weeks remaining before the December 15 enrollment deadline,” Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said. “Whether you are enrolling for the first time or an existing customer who is shopping for the best plan for 2016, now is the time to visit or We’re encouraged by the number of people who are returning to the Marketplace or are seeking coverage for the first time. More than 2 million consumers have selected a plan and over 700,000 are new Marketplace consumers in the 38 states using the platform.”

As we near the December 15 deadline officials from HHS are available for print, radio and television interviews. To request an interview with an official from HHS, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Five Facts about Open Enrollment in Ohio:

 Since Open Enrollment began on Nov. 1, 42,564 Ohio consumers have selected a plan in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace.

 Plans for 2016 are affordable, 57 percent of Ohio enrollees can find plans for $75 or less a month in premiums after tax credits. Nationwide, about 8 out of 10 people who enroll in health coverage through qualify for financial help to make their monthly premiums more affordable.

 For 2016, 85 percent of returning Ohio consumers could save an average of $923 annually in premiums before tax credits for a plan in the same level of coverage by returning to shop.

 When Ohio customers visit they’ll find a variety of quality health coverage options available. For 2016, Ohio consumers can choose from 17 issuers and an average of 81 plans.

 Free confidential enrollment help is available if people in Ohio have questions or want to talk through their options with a trained professional.

 Visit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find a listing enrollment centers and events in your community where free, confidential enrollment help is offered.

 Representatives at the 24-hour Call Center are available every day at 1-800-318-2596. Call Center representatives can answer questions and help people enroll in coverage over the phone.

About the Open Enrollment at

Open Enrollment for 2016 health coverage at began November 1, 2015, and runs through January 31, 2016. Individuals who need coverage starting January 1, 2016 must sign up by the December 15, 2015 deadline. Consumers should visit or to review their coverage options, learn about what financial assistance is available, or to sign up or re-enroll in a plan that best meets their needs.

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