The Health Insurance Marketplace will open November 1, with a shortened enrollment period that closes on December 15.
Several changes have been implemented by executive order that will impact Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace in South Carolina in 2018.
But several things remain the same:
The ACA is still the law of the land, along with the individual mandate penalties for not having health insurance coverage ($695 per individual or 2.5% of your income, whichever is greater). While some question whether the IRS will enforce the penalties, the agency stated this week they will reject returns that lack the health insurance disclosure.
It is in every consumer’s best interest to actively re-enroll or enroll for the first time by exploring the coverage plan options for what is best for their finances and family health care needs.
Free assistance is available through navigators, insurance brokers, as well as certified application counselors (CACs) in health centers across the state.
For those seeking coverage who would like face-to-face help from a certified navigator or assistant, please visit or call 1-888-998-4646 to schedule a personal appointment with a professional.
For more information and to enroll in coverage, visit
ACA Open Enrollment Flyer (DOC)
ACA Open Enrollment Flyer (PDF)