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As the federal government’s website Healthcare.gov remains in a functional limbo, many shoppers who have yet to enroll in a policy are looking for clarity when their time comes for coverage.
As a measure to decrease anxiety over opting into coverage, here is what sources say to keep in mind when enrolling:
- Have all documents ready to go: To be prepared for the high volume of personal information signing up for insurance requires, make sure all personal documents are nearby and organized for simplified, streamlined enrollment, according to MSNBC.
- Read all relevant materials thoroughly: Insurance plans are filled with long, technical jargon, so it’s especially important for shoppers to carefully read all the materials, Healthcare.gov recommends. There is an initial one-page guide that describes the entire process of seeking coverage through the federal website intended to help portal users easily navigate the site and know what to expect when enrolling.
- Double check your application was submitted and received: Recently a White House spokesman, Jay Carney, said that those who enroll should call the federal help line to make sure that technical issues didn’t lose information and that applicants who sought coverage were recognized by the site.
These guidelines should help potential federal health care recipients understand best practices for ensuring coverage by Jan. 1, 2014.