You and the kids may decide to splurge a little, devouring some Halloween candy. (Know that just a few of these morsels pack a load of unhealthy excess calories and sugar — see the great infographic from Consumer Reports.)
So here’s the penitent-tradeoff: While muching on a choice few bites of candy, please also take the time to sign up for your 2018 health insurance. Many of you will get tons of information from your employer because you get coverage at work.
If you qualify for insurance on exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, the big news is, yes, the program still exists. It can benefit many, but they need to review their options and get aboard during the program’s Nov. 1-Dec. 15 open enrollment period. The Trump Administration has made some of this process more challenging, decreasing the support for public outreach and shortening the qualifying time.
So get busy, please.