Update: The AVMA Group Health and Life Insurance Trust C.A.R.E. Exchange/Marketplace is experiencing unexpected delays that have affected the posting of available 2014 medical plans. GHLIT representatives are working to facilitate the process, and plans will be posted as quickly as possible. We apologize for the delay and appreciate your patience.
All AVMA and Student AVMA members now have the opportunity to purchase 2014 medical insurance coverage through the AVMA Group Health and Life Insurance Trust C.A.R.E. Exchange/Marketplace. This member service, available exclusively to veterinarians, will open for business on Oct. 1, 2013.
If you’re affected by the changing insurance landscape as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, if you’re shopping for health insurance for the first time or if you’re considering a change in your medical insurance carrier for any reason, we urge you to visit the GHLIT C.A.R.E. website today. The initial enrollment period for purchasing health insurance begins Oct. 1, 2013, and runs through March 31, 2014. It’s important to remember, however, that you must enroll by Dec. 15, 2013, for coverage to take effect on Jan. 1, 2014.
The AVMA GHLIT C.A.R.E. Insurance Exchange/Marketplace is an online store that allows you to review the different plans available, receive personalized quotes, and compare benefits, costs and features to find the insurance plans that best suit your needs. There is an array of insurance options available from top carriers to help protect you and your family through every stage of life.
Oct. 1 is only a few days away, so now is a good time to visit the AVMA GHLIT website to become familiar with the many options available to you. While you’re there, it’s also a good idea to bookmark the site for easy future access. For more on the exchange, check out Susan Kahler’s recent JAVMA News article. If you have any questions, please contact your AVMA GHLIT agent or call the GHLIT at 800-621-6360.