Open enrollment for insurance begins during uncertain times for employers and workers | Business Local

Caliri advises everyone to look carefully at their options before automatically renewing their existing policy, as even small changes can affect out-of-pocket costs. The state’s navigators are working from home because of COVID-19. Caliri said she can help people enroll online and can meet with them if needed. To make […]

Caliri advises everyone to look carefully at their options before automatically renewing their existing policy, as even small changes can affect out-of-pocket costs.

The state’s navigators are working from home because of COVID-19. Caliri said she can help people enroll online and can meet with them if needed. To make an appointment, call 540-613-1696.

She can also enroll people in Medicaid.

Americans 65 and older could begin on Thursday selecting coverage for 2021. They have until Dec. 7 to make their selections.

Scott Golden, spokesman for Anthem, suggests that Medicare subscribers take a good look at their current and future health needs.

Insurance brokers can help them navigate through all of the options, but Golden said consumers can also call insurance companies directly.

“Many health insurers, like Anthem, have knowledgeable people on the phone to walk them through the options of what is available. If they want, they can have their children on the line,” he said.

Anthem this year is offering more options with its Medicare Advantage plans. Not only can subscribers have access to fitness program and dental, hearing and vision coverage, but benefits like transportation to appointments, appointments with a dietician, home meal delivery, service dogs, home helpers, adult day care visits, pest control and safety devices could be covered.

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