COLUMBUS, Ga. – Open enrollment for health insurance is underway for millions of Americans, but some studies show one generation may be more reluctant to research health plans than others.
A study on Forbes.com says that 45 percent of millennials would rather clean out their email than research health insurance plans. Elizabeth Prestifilippo says that doesn’t surprise her.
“Being younger than most millennials right now, I already have family members and friends who are that old and are scared to do it. Not even scared, they’re just unmotivated because they know how hard the system is,” she explained.
Melisha Schmitt says health insurance is complicated.
“As far as education wise like going through high school and college there’s a lot of things that people don’t teach about things that you’re going to need in the real world like balancing a check or even just applying for health insurance,” she said.
Darien Williams is surprised by the findings.
“It sets us up for the future pretty much for the rest of our lives so, not doing it now will only hold it off and make things more complex,” he said.
He thinks the reasoning is not because people think health insurance is confusing, but a responsibility issue.
“I think people don’t want to take things to the next level regarding their responsibility so, I think that’s one of the biggest reasons, but I think you just grow from that and you learn from that. It’s part of growing up,” he said.
Open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act runs until January 31 of next year.