Open Enrollment Period

The yearly period in the fall when people can enroll in a health insurance plan for the next calendar year. Open Enrollment for 2023 runs from November 1 through January 15, 2023. Enroll by December 15 for coverage that starts January 1.
Outside the Open Enrollment Period, you 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.

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