WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Eaton, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, Van Buren starting Tuesday at 7am and ending at 8pm.  

Snow will start to move into the area by daybreak Tuesday.  This will lead to a few slick spots during your morning commute.  Snow will start to mix with sleet by mid morning with accumulations totaling around 2-4 inches along and north of I-96 and 1-2" along and south of I-94.  Sleet will transitions into freezing rain by early to mid afternoon.  One to two tenths of an inch of ice accumulations are possible south of I-96.  Light rain showers are possible during the late afternoon/early evening and then will wind down quickly into the later evening hours.  Light freezing drizzle is possible after sunset. 

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Berrien, Branch, Cass, Hillsdale, St. Joseph starting at 6am Tuesday and ending at 1pm. 


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Open enrollment for health plans begins

Updated: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 |
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NEWSCHANNEL 3 - Millions of Americans without health insurance will be able to shop for a plan in the new government-mandated marketplace, starting Tuesday.
There are an estimated 1.2-million uninsured people in Michigan.
If you are uninsured, have been denied coverage in the past or just want to shop around for new options, you're encouraged to log on and explore the Health Insurance Marketplace.
The purpose of the Marketplace is to compare coverage options based on price, benefits, quality and whatever other features you find important.
Shopping around on the marketplace is similar to using a travel website to book a flight.
Plans will not be able to deny you or charge you more based on pre-existing conditions. 

Health coverage under the Affordable Care Act can start as early as this coming January.
Michigan Medicaid expansion, however, won't happen until April 2014.

Under health care reform, every American is required to have coverage in 2014 or face fines.  (There are several exemptions to that rule, including being homeless or recently evicted.)

There is a six month window for open enrollment, which begins Tuesday and runs through the end of March.
Officials will release premium information Tuesday for the 73 Michigan health plans approved by the government.
As soon as that information comes in, we'll pass it along to you.

You can find everything you need to know about open enrollment by heading to our Health Care Navigator:

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