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December 22, 2022

How to get started if you’re looking for a health plan

Health Insurance Open Enrollment

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Enrolling in a health insurance plan is one of the best decisions you can make for yourself and your family. Open Enrollment for 2023 health insurance plans started November 1, 2022, and ends January 15, 2023.

Open Enrollment is the time when you can:

• Apply for a new individual or family health insurance plan
• Change to a different health plan type
• Make updates to your existing health plan, such as adding dependents

Any new plans or changes you make by December 15 will go into effect on January 1, 2023.

See if You Qualify for Financial Assistance

Financial assistance, also called tax credits or subsidies, may be available depending on where you live, your family size, and your income. If you are eligible, you could pay a lower monthly premium for your health plan.

Check Independence Blue Cross’ online calculator to see if you are eligible for financial assistance.

Compare 2023 Health Plans

For 2023, Independence Blue Cross is offering a wide selection of health plans to meet the coverage needs and budgets for individuals and families in the Philadelphia region.

Here’s how to get started if you’re looking for a health plan:

  1. Compare 2023 health plans from Independence Blue Cross.
  2. See if you are eligible for financial assistance.
  3. Have a look at our supplemental coverage options. These include dental, vision, and accident, critical illness, or hospital recovery insurance plans.
  4. When you pick your plan, you can easily apply online or by phone at 1-888-475-6206 (TTY: 711), Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Independence offers the widest selection of health plans for 2023, so you can find one that is right for your budget, health needs, and preferences.

This content was originally published on IBX Insights.

About Paula Sunshine

Paula Sunshine is senior vice president and chief marketing executive at Independence Blue Cross. She oversees all commercial and consumer marketing activities, including digital assets such as and the IBX mobile app. Ms. Sunshine earned a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics from Emory University and a master of business administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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