Learn about Open Enrollment 2019

 

The healthcare market has seen drastic change, especially in recent years. This open enrollment season, we are here to help you simplify your options and find the doctors and resources you and your loved ones may need to stay healthy.

Open enrollment is a period of time each year when you can obtain or switch health insurance for you and your family. Outside the open enrollment period, you generally can select a health insurance plan only if you qualify for a special enrollment period.

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If you receive health insurance through your employer, you can obtain or make changes to your benefits during your employer's open enrollment period. Please check with your employer for details.

The renewal and open enrollment period for Covered California health insurance plans occurs each year between November 1 and January 31.

It is important to take a look at your health plan during open enrollment as options and rates in your area could change. You may also qualify for a different amount of financial help, especially if things like your address, income, and family size have changed during the year.

After January 31, you can enroll in a Covered California plan only if you have a life event that qualifies you for a special enrollment period. The special enrollment period allows you to change your health plan or purchase insurance within 60 days of a qualifying life event. Go to CoveredCA.com for more information about special enrollment periods.

When shopping for health insurance, cost is often a major factor. But choosing the right healthcare team is just as important. As a leading medical group, we support you and your doctor by coordinating all of your care and offering FREE health education classes and resources that help you and your loved ones to stay healthy.


Each year, your Medicare open enrollment period is October 15 - December 7. During this time, you can switch Medicare Advantage plans, or enroll for the first time.

When you’re first eligible for Medicare, you have a seven-month Initial Enrollment Period to sign up for Part A (hospital insurance) and/or Part B (medical insurance and services). For example, if you’re eligible for Medicare when you turn 65, you can sign up during the 7-month period that:

  • Begins three months before the month you turn 65
  • Includes the month you turn 65
  • Ends three months after the month you turn 65

To learn more about Medicare, attend one of our FREE "Getting the Most of Your Medicare" events in your neighborhood or please call our Medicare Helpline at (888) 804-2319. TDD/TTY users dial 711.

When shopping for health insurance, cost is often a major factor. But choosing the right healthcare team is just as important. As a leading medical group, we support you and your doctor by coordinating all of your care and offering FREE health education classes and resources that help you and your loved ones to stay healthy.

 

Why choose a physician from Lakeside Medical Group?

Quality. We have a vast network of primary and specialty care doctors, and hundreds of urgent care centers and hospitals. 

Trust. We are affiliates of a trusted physician-led healthcare network that has been serving the community for more than 40 years.

Healthy Support. You will receive extra support and personalized assistance with coordinated care when you have a serious health issue or chronic condition. We also offer many free preventive health and wellness resources including health education workshops, physical activity programs, nutrition and healthy cooking classes, and more. Visit us at HealthyWayEvents.com to see what’s in your community.

To learn more about our doctors in your neighborhood, please call us at (877) 818-7328, Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. TDD/TTY users dial (800) 735-2929.