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Health Insurance signups about to open: how to take advantage

The ‘windows’ for both Medicare (Oct 15-Dec7) and NY State of Health (Nov 1 – Jan 31) are about to open, and a check of mailboxes show there’s already an increase in mail solicitations, urging people to signup.

Here are some suggestions for getting the best deal, especially with health insurance:

The federal penalties for not having health insurance may be gone, but there’s still an incentive to sign up: affordability, in part because of ‘discounts’ on cost through tax credits for enrolling. There are also plans with 0 or low premiums.

‘Navigators’ are available to go over available plans, and to help complete the on-line application forms quickly, according to Salvation Army/Syracuse’s Navigation Manager Stacy Sturdevant, who heads up a staff of five.

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