Do I Need To Renew My Health Insurance Every Year?

You will likely have to renew your health insurance every year, but if you have a grandfathered or transitional plan, you may not have to renew it until the plan expires. 

If you have a non-grandfathered plan, you will have to renew your policy every year and purchase a new one if you let your policy expire without buying another one. Check with Insurance & Financial Services Inc. about what you can do to ensure you are ready to renew your plan and purchase a new one if you let your policy expire. The firm serves in Baton Rouge, LA.

More About Health Insurance Renewal 

Health insurance policies are typically renewed once a year, and some companies offer the option to renew up to 60 days before the policy expires. You’ll likely be able to purchase a new plan with different coverage options during this time. 

If you don’t sign up for a policy, your plan will end, and you will no longer be covered. However, you can usually only purchase a new policy up to a certain amount of time before your current policy expires. You’ll need to renew yearly if you have a "conventional" plan." 

You’ll need to meet specific standards of the Affordable Care Act and be renewed according to these standards. The only way to keep a conventional plan is to keep it "conventional" — i.e., keep it the same as when you first bought it. Medicare has no annual enrollment period. You may sign up for Medicare when you turn 65. If you have Medicaid, yet another public health insurance program, you do not need to renew your coverage every year. 

Key Takeaways 

Depending on your provider’s terms and conditions, you may keep your provider’s insurance policy for up to 12 months. If you have a non-renewable policy, you can’t keep it beyond its original term. For a quote, you can visit or call Insurance & Financial Services Inc. in Baton Rouge, LA.