If you've enrolled in a plan for 2017 and want to change it, you can do so any time before January 31, 2017.

Deadlines for changing 2017 plans

  • If you change your 2017 enrollment before December 15, 2016, your new plan will take effect January 1, 2017.
  • Change plans by January 15, and your new plan will take effect February 1.
  • Change plans by January 31, and your new plan will take effect March 1.
  • After January 31, you can change 2017 plans only if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

How to change your 2017 plan

  • Log in, select your 2017 application, and choose "My Plans & Programs."
  • Click on "Change Plans" to see other available plans.
  • Click "Change Health Plan" to select a new plan. Finish all steps to complete your enrollment.

Be sure to check your coverage dates.

  • If your new plan has the same effective date as your old plan: Coverage from your old plan is cancelled when your new coverage starts.

  • If the new plan has a different effective date: You'll stay covered by your old plan until the day before your new coverage starts (if you continue paying your premiums).

How to cancel your 2017 plan without replacing it
  • If you'll be automatically enrolled for 2017: Log in and select your 2016 application. Select "My Plans & Programs," and then select "Stop coverage for 2017."
  • If you won't be automatically enrolled: Log in and select your 2017 application. Choose "My Plans & Programs," and click the red "End (Terminate) All Coverage" button.
Note: If you don't have any health coverage during 2017, you'll have to pay all of your medical expenses yourself and may have to pay a penalty for the months you're not covered.

How to change plans for the rest of 2016