Open Enrollment Period is the three months at the end of the year when individuals have the opportunity to shop for new health insurance plans. Below are some of the most important dates to mark on your calendar, including when Open Enrollment starts and ends, and dates when coverage will be effective. We suggest writing them down now, so you don’t miss your chance to get the health coverage you need!

October, 2016

Start your research early: The third week of October, plans/pricing for 2017 will be available for preview

November 1, 2016

Open enrollment begins- first day to sign up for a Marketplace health plan for 2017

December 15, 2016

Last day to enroll for a January 1, 2017 effective date

January 15, 2017

Last day to enroll for a February 1, 2017 effective date

January 31, 2017

Last day to enroll for a March 1, 2017 effective date

January 31, 2017

Open enrollment ends- last day to sign up for a Marketplace health plan for 2017 without a qualifying life event

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