Beginning October 1, 2013, state and federally-sponsored
insurance marketplaces, commonly referred to as “exchanges,” will open.
These exchanges will help you explore plan options and make decisions
about your health insurance purchase. As the opening day for the
exchanges gets closer, it becomes increasingly more important to know
what information you need to have on hand before diving into the
exchanges. Have personal information ready – You will need identifying
information and social security numbers for each family member that
needs health insurance.