Open Enrollment

This year's open enrollment period begins Thursday, Nov. 1, and ends Saturday, Dec. 15. Coverage will be effective Jan. 1, 2019. MHA will post updates as they are available. 


Affordable Care Act Training for Financial and Helping Professionals
MU Extension ACA trainings for financial and helping professionals is available. The goal, in addition to basic ACA education, is for these professionals to know where to refer clients. Learn more.

Upcoming Webinars

Cover Missouri Coalition Meeting via Webinar
10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 | Register
The November Cover Missouri Coalition Meeting will include updates and answer questions from the first few weeks of OE6.

  • Policy Information
  • Partners

Window Shopping Feature Available

CMS launched updates to window shopping (the “See plans & prices” page on HealthCare.gov), which allow consumers to preview 2019 plans and prices before Open Enrollment begins.


Anthem Exists Individual Marketplace Coverage in 14 Counties

In 2019, Anthem will stop offering individual coverage to those under age 65 in 14 Missouri counties through the federally subsidized Marketplace. As noted in its sample discontinuation notice, Anthem’s current plans of individual coverage in these counties will lapse Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. The health insurer will add Boone County to its 2019 service area.


Cover MissouriCoverMissouri
The Cover Missouri Coalition has a wealth of resources available for use, with more being added. They are available free of charge. You can also be added to the Cover Missouri social media calendar by emailing mfh@fleishman.com. Draft posts with artwork are posted every couple of weeks.

American Hospital AssociationAHA
The American Hospital Association has a number of resources available for hospitals to use, including 30 and 60 second videos in English and Spanish, infographics and other content that can be customized, and talking points for use when engaging with other stakeholders.