Health insurance deadline is December 15th

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – If you’re looking to apply, renew or change your health insurance the deadline is this weekend.

Saturday, December 15th is the last day to apply and get a January 1st effective date.

Insurance expert Craig Gussin gave some advise about choosing a plan on Good Morning San Diego.

If you are currently getting a subsidy look at your current pay stub and see what your year to date income is. If it is more than what you told Covered CA you may owe the IRS money or not get as much of a refund. Your tax person should be able to help you when you file your 2018 tax return.

Ask questions, are there are any other plan that cost less? Is my doctor in that plans network? What am I giving up from my current plan to go on this lower cost plan?

If you are planning to have a medical procedure in 2019 (for example a baby, a surgery) be sure to mention that, it may affect your decision on the plan you pick.

 

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