Don’t miss these important deadlines to update or change your health insurance coverage.

Health insurance marketplace

Enroll by Dec. 15 to ensure your coverage starts Jan. 1, 2022. For help with your application, find a trained marketplace navigator in your area.


Make your changes by Dec. 7. Coverage begins Jan. 1, 2022.

If you are Medicare beneficiary, you don’t need to do anything to remain enrolled. However, it’s important to review your benefits and coverage for the coming year to be aware of changes to your plan, particularly for Medicare Part D. You should be able to access your plan’s formulary online, or you can call the customer service number on your prescription card to request a copy of the formulary.

Medicare Advantage

In addition to the regular Medicare open enrollment taking place through Dec. 7, Medicare Advantage offers an extra open enrollment period from Jan. 1, 2022, through March 31, 2022. During this period, people with Medicare Advantage plans can switch once to a different Medicare Advantage plan. Or you can switch back to Medicare parts A and B with or without prescription drug coverage (Part D).

For one-on-one support to review your plan options, contact the Patient Advocacy Foundation at (800) 532-5274.

To reach PHA’s Treatment Access Program, call 301-565-3004 x758 or email us.