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Choose the Best Plan for Both Pocketbook and Health

The open enrollment period for many health insurance plans is right now. Whether you’re selecting a plan from your employer, the Health Insurance Exchange or Medicare, make sure the plan you choose allows you to keep your ARC doctor, maintain great health, and save money. We’ve put together these tips to help with the process.

Know Your Enrollment Deadline

The most important thing to know about your open enrollment is the deadline. Make sure you enroll by the due dates listed below:

  • Employer Health Plans: various deadlines, check with your employer for your deadline.
  • Health Insurance Exchange: Nov. 1 to Dec. 15, 2018
    Visit Healthcare.gov to review insurance plans. Please note there are local plans that are ACA-approved and accepted by ARC. Check the ARC insurance listing.
  • Medicare: Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, 2018
    ARC has new plans, new programs, and new resources to help you choose what’s best for your health and prescription needs. Read below for more information.

Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare insurance options can seem confusing and even overwhelming, that’s why we offer a variety of helpful and FREE Medicare insurance resources. If you already have an insurance agent, we recommend reaching out to them to explore your Medicare options.

If you would like to work with a licensed insurance agent familiar with ARC, please call one of the numbers below for help. This is a FREE service ARC provides to you.

What Medicare question do you have? Call for Help: Mon–Fri, 8am–5pm
I have a UnitedHealthcare MA plan and want to stay with my ARC doctor: 1-800-336-4497
I want to find out if my current Medicare plan is still the right one for me: 1-800-340-0159
I’m about to turn 65 and need help selecting a Medicare plan: 1-866-391-7582


Check That Your ARC Doctor Is In-Network

When selecting a plan, don’t lose your ARC doctor. To ensure that your new insurance plan includes the Austin Regional Clinic doctors you know and trust, check our insurance listing to see if the plan is in-network to both ensure your continued care and save money.

If you need help determining if ARC accepts your plan:

  • Call Austin Regional Clinic Information Line: 512-ARC-INFO at 512-272-4636, or
  • Call the insurance company offering the plan you are considering.


New Insurance? Visit ARCcontact.com or Call 512-407-6446

As you review your health insurance options and choose coverage for next year, please update your insurance with us. This will help streamline the check-in process before your next visit.

To update your insurance information with us, please visit ARCcontact.com and choose [This is a Health Plan Update]. Fill out for the form any time to update your records with us. You can also call ARC Registration at 512-407-6446 Mon-Fri 7:30am-9pm or Sat-Sun 8am-5pm. You will need all of your new health insurance information on hand for the phone call, and any personal information that has changed.

For additional information about health insurance, visit our Health Insurance Frequently Asked Questions page.

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