A quick guide to the Health Insurance Marketplace

Dates & deadlines for 2016 health insurance

Open Enrollment for 2016 health coverage ended January 31, 2016.

If you didn’t enroll by January 31, 2016, you can’t enroll in a health insurance plan for 2016 unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.



Medicaid & CHIP – apply any time

There’s no limited enrollment period for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). You can apply any time. To see if you may qualify and next steps, visit this screener page and select the second button, titled “See if you may qualify for Medicaid or CHIP.”

Next Open Enrollment

The Open Enrollment Period for 2017 is November 1, 2016 — January 31, 2017. Sign up for emails to get deadline reminders and other important information.