Affordable Care Act

2019 Open Enrollment Period in Virginia for (Obamacare / Affordable Care Act) Health Insurance

Published on October 23, 2018


Click here to learn about the 2020 open enrollment period in Virginia.

Not from Virginia? See a list on open enrollment dates for every state. Keep reading to learn more about the Open Enrollment Period in Virginia.
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How do I get cheap health insurance in Virginia?

  1. Assess your personal needs: Do you need Rx coverage? Do you have a doctor you like?
  2. Research available options in your Virginia: Start at to compare Obamacare plans, short-term plans and other alternatives.
  3. Understand which options you can qualify for: You can enroll in any Obamacare plan during Open Enrollment in Virginia. For short-term health insurance and other medical insurance alternatives, you can apply any time, but you typically need to answer medical questions and may be declined.
  4. See if you qualify for discounts: ACA plans may be available to you with a tax credit, which can save you hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars on monthly premiums. Tax credits are only available for ACA plans, which can be bought during the Open Enrollment Period in Virginia.
  5. Make sure your prescriptions are covered: provides a prescription drug coverage comparison tool that helps you find the plan that covers your drugs with the lowest out-of-pocket cost.
  6. Make sure your doctor is covered: eHealth has a physician finder tool that let’s you compare plans using your preferred doctor.
  7. Enroll online: eHealth makes it easy to complete your health insurance application online, even if you qualify for a tax credit.

What health insurance companies sell individual health insurance policies during Open Enrollment in Virginia?

Insurers in Virginia with Plans Available on Short-Term Health Insurance Major Medical Health Insurance Medical Insurance Packages
Companion Life Insurance Yes No No
Independence American Yes No Yes
National General Accident & Health Yes No No
United Healthcare Yes No Yes
Anthem No Yes No
CareFirst No Yes No
Optima Health No Yes No
Cigna Health Plans

How much can people in Virginia save on their out-of-pocket prescription drug costs with an major medical health plan? The average person using eHealth’s Rx drug tool saved $1,600 on out-of-pocket drug costs by having an Obamacare plan, according to the latest research.
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