A quick guide to the Health Insurance Marketplace

Dates & deadlines for 2017 health insurance

You can enroll in or change 2017 Marketplace health insurance right now.

Important dates to note:

  • November 1, 2016: Open Enrollment started — first day to enroll, re-enroll, or change a 2017 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2017.
  • December 15, 2016: Last day to enroll in or change plans for coverage to start January 1, 2017.
  • January 1, 2017: 2017 coverage starts for those who enroll or change plans by December 15.
  • January 31, 2017: Last day to enroll in or change a 2017 health plan. After this date, you can enroll or change plans only if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

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  • Have 2016 Marketplace insurance? Log in now to update your application and compare plans for 2017.