Important Dates for 2016 Health Coverage
January 1, 2016
If you enroll in or change plans by December 17th, your 2016 coverage will begin on January 1st. If you missed the deadline, you have until January 15th to get February 1st coverage.
January 15, 2016
This is the last day to enroll in or change plans for new coverage to start February 1st. If you miss this deadline, your new coverage will not begin until March 1st.
January 31, 2016
This is the last day you are able to enroll in or change health coverage. If you miss this deadline, you may not have health insurance coverage for all of 2016. The only exception to this is if you qualify for a special enrollment period. To qualify, you will need to have experienced certain life events such as birth of a child, adoption, marriage, or divorce. You have 60 days after a qualifying life event to apply for health coverage under the special enrollment period.