Open Enrollment Period

The yearly period when people can enroll in a health insurance plan. Open Enrollment for 2020 runs from November 1 to December 15, 2019.

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

Note: The December 2018 ruling by a Texas federal court doesn’t impact current coverage, any savings you’re getting, or your ability to enroll in Marketplace coverage. You can continue to use your coverage and its benefits as long as you pay your premiums.

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