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Instructions for Enrolling in an Off-Exchange Policy with Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Virginia

If you have not yet purchased 2014 health insurance, there is still time and we can help!

If you have already discussed a plan with us and you are ready to enroll in an off-exchange plan with Anthem BC/BS, you can apply by:

    1. Processing an online application directly with Anthem.  Click here to begin.
    2. Completing a paper application.    Click here to access the Anthem application, and follow our instructions on the first page.

For more information on 2014 Anthem BC/BS Virginia health insurance plans click here.  For details on Anthem’s drug formulary click here.

(What is a drug formulary?  Click here to learn more.)

If you have not yet spoken to us about your health insurance needs, give us a call or email us today to get started!

800-867-0800 or jkatz@vamedicalplans.com

Remember, you must enroll by March 31, 2014 in order to avoid the penalty tax.  After March 31, you will not be able to enroll in 2014 coverage unless you have a qualifying event like change in family status, change in job status, etc.

Note: If you live in Virginia and think you may be eligible for a subsidy (see chart below), you must purchase coverage through the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace.  Click here for instructions on using the exchange.

# People in Your Household

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You may qualify for a premium subsidy if your yearly household income is between …

$11,490 -$45,960

$15,510 – $62,040

$19,530 -$78,120

$23,550 – $94,200

$27,570 – $110,280

$31,590 – $126,360

Please be patient as we manage a high volume of calls and emails.  We are also experiencing delays when contacting the insurance carriers!

Race Against the Clock to Enroll in Health Insurance by December 23

December 23, 2013 is Almost Here

It may feel like a race against the clock, but there is still time to enroll in health insurance by the December 23 deadline.  Enrolling by that date will ensure you’re covered by January 1, 2014.

What Should You do if You Have Not Gotten Health Insurance Yet?

First of all, don’t panic!  You still have a bit of time!

  (Note: Maryland residents now have until Dec 27 to get coverage.)

Buying a Policy Off-Exchange

If you have already discussed a plan with us and you want to secure an off-exchange plan, you can process an online application directly with the carrier we have chosen together.  For your convenience, here are direct links to several insurance carriers that we work with:

Buying a Policy On the Exchange

We, like brokers and insurance carriers all over the country, are bracing for an anticipated surge in activity on the online health insurance exchanges.   We continue to work with clients on getting coverage through the exchanges, so please bear with us with the expected high volume.

If you have already discussed an exchange plan with us and you are ready to complete the online application process,  click here for information on how to access your state’s exchange.

Payment Deadline Extended

The good news is that most carriers have extended the payment deadline to January 10, 2014.  This extension gives a bit of breathing room — both for the insurance carriers who have to process the billing and payments, and to policyholders who need to make the payment.

Virginia Medical Plans is Here to Help

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance.  As we have been reporting the last several weeks, we are dealing with an extraordinarily high volume of calls and emails, but please be assured we will return every call or email!