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Mark Your Calendars: ACA Health Coverage Deadlines

Are you and your family enrolled in a health plan for 2017? If you are interested in enrolling for coverage through the Affordable Care Act, make sure you are prepared to do so by following this reminder: mark your calendars with important dates and deadlines.

Open Enrollment for 2017 health coverage begins on November 1, 2016 and ends on January 31, 2017. The following are a few deadlines to keep in mind while planning for 2017:

  • November 1, 2016: Open Enrollment for 2017 health coverage begins.
  • December 15, 2016: Final day to enroll in or change plans for new coverage to start on January 1, 2017.
  • January 1, 2017: Coverage begins for those who enrolled or changed plans before the December 15, 2016 Open Enrollment deadline.
  • January 31, 2017: Open Enrollment ends. Enrollments or changes between December 16, 2016 and January 31, 2017 will begin to take place on March 1, 2017.

Should you want to buy a health plan after the January 31, 2017 deadline, you are still able to – as long as you qualify for the Special Enrollment Period.

Let us help – for more information on enrolling in a health care plan, contact us and speak with one of our advisors.