Obamacare’s Open Enrollment Begins Tomorrow. Here Are 7 Things You Should Know.

All eyes in the U.S. are probably on the upcoming presidential election in just over one week’s time, but open-enrollment season for the Affordable Care Act, which you probably know better as Obamacare, can be just as important for millions of Americans. Open enrollment is slated to kick off tomorrow, Nov. 1, 2016, and run for three months.

The latest update from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as of the end of March 2016, showed that 11.1 million consumers who’d enrolled via the marketplace exchanges were still paying customers. However, attrition is to be expected from this figure as consumers change jobs that offer insurance, or simply disenroll by not paying their premiums. The Congressional Budget Office has stuck by its projection that approximately 10 million people will be enrolled by the end of the year. Continue reading

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