Open insurance enrollment begins Oct. 1

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Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the initial enrollment period for purchasing health insurance for 2014 will run from Oct. 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014. For coverage to take effect Jan. 1, carriers must receive completed applications by Dec. 15, 2013. The AVMA Group Health & Life Insurance Trust will no longer offer medical coverage after 2013. Insurance can be purchased through new public exchanges or private exchanges such as the AVMA GHLIT CARE, the Trust’s exchange designed for veterinarians. Go to GHLIT CARE, and choose “Click to quote” and then “Click to chat with advisor,” or call toll free, (877) 473-6017.