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Open Enrollment: 7 Ways Trump’s Actions Could Impact Uninsured Rate

November 26, 2017

Shortening the enrollment period: The open-enrollment period was reduced from three months to 45 days. It begins November 1 and ends December 15. “The shorter enrollment period could reduce enrollees’ abilities to optimize their plan selection or make a plan selection because this takes time and research,” says Adam E. Block, PhD, assistant professor of health policy and management, School of Health Sciences and Practice at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. “In the past, many enrollees signed up during the December holidays. They will no longer have this opportunity unless they reside in one of the few states that has extended the enrollment period.”

NYMC Faculty: Adam E. Block, Ph.D., assistant professor of health policy and management

Source: Managed Healthcare