IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2016 ENROLLMENT
November 1, 2015: Open Enrollment begins – first day to enroll in a 2016 Marketplace plan
January 1, 2016: First date 2016 coverage can start
January 31, 2016: 2016 Open Enrollment ends
SPECIAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD FOR LIFE CHANGING EVENTS
Individuals and families who experienced a life changing event may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period to get health coverage in 2015. Life changing events include: getting married, having a baby, adopting a child, losing other health coverage, moving to a new residence, leaving incarceration, and change in income or household status. Click here to learn more about the Special Enrollment Period.
NOTE: Members of federally recognized Tribes have special enrollment status, which means they can enroll in a Marketplace plan at any month.
MEDICAID AND CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM ENROLLMENT
Enrollment in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is year round. Eligible individuals and families may enroll in their state’s Medicaid or CHIP program at any time during the year. Click here to learn more about Medicaid and CHIP coverage.
Learn more about the special protections for American Indians and Alaska Natives at www.healthcare.gov/tribal.