Purchase your dental plan on the exchange? Here’s what you should know before Jan. 1

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December 19th, 2016

2016 is wrapping up and it’s time to start looking forward to next year. If you purchased a dental benefits plan on the MNsure.org or Healthcare.gov state exchange anytime in 2016, your plans will reset on January 1. Here’s what you should know:

  • All benefits, regardless of when purchased, will reset on January 1, 2017.
  • Some plans offered in 2016 were canceled for 2017. If you had one of these plans, you should have received a letter in October notifying you of your new plan
  • If you took no action, your plan will auto-renew. If your plan is no longer offered in 2017 and you took no action, your plan will automatically be rolled over to a different one.
  • Any changes made to a plan between December 16 and Jan. 15 will be effective Feb. 1.
  • Any changes made to a plan from Jan. 16 through February will be effective March 1.
  • If you are new to the exchange, you will receive a request for payment before you receive your enrollment materials.

Have questions about your dental plan? Call customer service at 800-553-9536. Didn’t get the dental plan you were expecting? Contact the experts at MNsure or Heaclthcare.gov.