Open Enrollment for 2019 health coverage starts November 1. Knowing just a few things before you apply can make choosing a plan simpler and easier.
3 things to know about picking a health insurance plan
There are 4 categories of health insurance plans: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. These categories show how costs are shared between you and your plan. Plan categories have nothing to do with quality of care.
There are different types of Marketplace health insurance plans designed to meet different needs. Some plans may limit your provider choices or encourage you to get care from the plan’s network of doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, and other medical providers. Other plans may pay a greater share of costs for providers outside the plan’s network. Learn more about health insurance plans and network types.