President Biden recently signed an executive order creating a new special enrollment period beginning Feb. 15.  This special enrollment period, which ends on May 15, will give Americans who need healthcare coverage during this global pandemic the opportunity to sign up.

“This is a great opportunity for those in need of healthcare coverage to see if they can secure better coverage for themselves and their families,” said Butch Zemar, Chicago/Southland Association of Health Underwriters Chapter President. Zemar is a leading benefits consultant for Elite Benefits of America and trusted resource in healthcare reform. Zemar is also the host of The Zemar Podcast — a podcast that focuses on business-related topics for small to mid-size business owners as well as insurance options.

The special enrollment period will be offered to consumers applying for new coverage or updating an existing application through HealthCare.gov or through direct-enrollment channels. The pandemic has made securing health insurance coverage more important than ever before. Agents and brokers can be crucial aides in that pursuit.

“As a benefits consultant, I’m here to help people navigate health insurance offerings and determine which plans best fit their needs,” Zemar said. “We work with a lot of small businesses to help save them money with their employee benefits.”

The National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) is the premier association representing agents and brokers. NAHU members are trained to help people make wise decisions about their health insurance coverage. They’re licensed by the states in which they practice and required to undergo continuing education to stay on top of all the changes in the healthcare sector.

Butch Zemar, local chapter president is available for comment, interviews, and speaking engagements.

 

Head shot of Butch ZemarAbout Butch Zemar:

Known for his expertise in healthcare reform and delivering cost savings on employee benefits to his clients, Butch Zemar is one of the top trusted resources in the business. Clients have described the leading employee benefits consultant as “strategic,” “innovative,” and “committed” when it comes to aiding businesses in strengthening their employee benefits offerings while decreasing health insurance costs.

Topics of expertise on Healthcare Reform for Businesses:

  • New Eligibility Rules
  • Employer-Shared Responsibility
  • Small Group Plans
  • Health Insurance Exchanges
  • Compliance with the New Law
  • Employee Health Plans – Strategic Comparison and Identifying Solutions