Open Enrollment Begins November 1st. Get Covered Now!
New enrollment period opens November 1, 2017. Open Enrollment for 2018 runs from November 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017. Open enrollment will be shorter this year than ever before. You have just 45 days to sign up for 2018 coverage. The final deadline is Dec. 15.
In years past, open enrollment has extended through January, so be aware that this will not be the case this year. You will have just six weeks to sign up once open enrollment begins, and Healthcare.gov will also be down for maintenance every Sunday morning, with the exception of Dec. 10.
Outside the Open Enrollment Period, you generally can enroll in a health insurance plan only if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. You’re eligible if you have certain life events, like getting married, having a baby, or losing other health coverage.
Job-based plans may have different Open Enrollment Periods. Check with your employer. You can apply and enroll in Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) any time of year.
How to Prepare:
- Prepare documents in advance
- Review your current health plan
- Get ready to sign up