The 2017 Open Enrollment Period began on November 1st, 2016 and ended on January 31st, 2017, but there is more to those dates then just a beginning and end date. We wanted to give you some important information to help guide you through this Open Enrollment Period.
If you sign up between:
November 1st and December 15th, your effective date will be January 1st, 2016.
December 16th- January 15th, your effective date will be February 1st, 2016.
January 16th- January 31st, your effective date will be March 1st, 2016.
We recommend calling ASAP and not waiting till the last day of the deadline for what effective date you would like, as we often experience higher call volume, wait times, and website issues around the 15th of the month due to the large population of people across the country doing the exact same thing.
The best thing to do is to contact our office and let us know when the best time to call you is as soon as possible. You can do that be Emailing Holly or Shelly, who are our 2 agents in the office. Or by calling and leaving a message on the machine or with Beth, our Assistant. Please be sure to include your name and what the best time to call you is.
As you can imagine this is a very busy time for our office, and we want to give every single one of our clients the attention they deserve. Often this means that we have had entire days booked up before November 1st. Between scheduled calls we will be doing our best to contact all of our clients back that have called to be put in queue. Sometimes we may not get back to you the same day, which could mean that our call volume has been extremely heavy. We promise to call as soon as we can, and if you haven't heard from us in several days we encourage you to call back.
We look forward to talking to each of you this year!
~Holly, Shelly, and Beth