Welcome to North Shore Health Department Job Alert-Public Health Nurse Position The North Shore Health Department has a Public Health Nurse position open. To learn more about the position and to apply click here. North Shore Health Department Highlights 11/06/2018 Did you know? Now is the time to enroll in or change 2019 Marketplace health insurance. The 2019 Open Enrollment Period runs from Thursday, November 1, 2018, to Saturday, December 15, 2018. The Health Insurance Marketplace is for people who don't have health insurance coverage through a job, Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or another source that provides qualifying health coverage. You can sign up for health insurance on your state's health insurance exchange or individual marketplace only during the annual open enrollment period, unless you have a "qualifying life event," such as getting married or having a baby. If you take no action, you will be automatically re-enrolled in your current policy. If you buy health insurance through your workplace, your employer will inform you about its open enrollment period. Here are some helpful tips to guide you: If you want to keep your doctors, make sure that they still participate in the plans you’re considering. Check the provider lists on healthcare.gov, but also double check the provider list on the carrier’s website or contact your current provider directly. There is no penalty for not buying coverage in 2019. However, it is a good idea to have coverage if you can afford it to avoid catastrophic bills for any unexpected health issues that may arise. You may not enroll at will throughout the year, so waiting for a health issue before attempting to enroll is not an option. You have short term plan options. Traditionally, short-term plans have been used to bridge a coverage gap of a few months or less, but a new ruling suggests they can be adopted as a long-term solution and can be renewed for up to 36 months. These plans do have limitations beyond what the ACA insurers meet. Insurers can charge you more based on preexisting conditions or deny you coverage. For more information visit www.healthcare.gov Missed the highlights? Click here to view previous highlights.