...The Medicare Open Enrollment period is from October 15 until December 7 each year (the dates changed in 2011, but have been the same ever since, and should remain as-is for the foreseeable future.). For 2019 coverage, open enrollment will run from October 15, 2018, to December 7, 2018.
U.S. health insurance premiums and deductibles continue to rise at an unprecedented rate. For those of you fortunate enough to have employer-provided coverage, celebrate! Even a subpar employer-sponsored plan typically offers lower premiums and better coverage than plans on the individual exchange.
For those of you who don’t have health insurance through work, read on for a look at an interesting — and often less costly — alternative to buying coverage on the open market: health care sharing programs.