Open enrollment is the yearly period when people can enroll in a health insurance plan. For 2016 health insurance coverage, the open enrollment period is from November 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016. So, if you are looking to get an insurance plan, or you want to change your existing plan, then this is the right time. Here are some important dates for 2016 open enrollment-
November 1, 2015– Open enrollment begins. You can enroll in 2016 insurance plan through a licensed agency or broker. The health insurance coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2016
December 15, 2015– Last date to enroll in a new plan or change the existing plan, for the coverage starting January 1, 2016
January 1, 2016– The health insurance coverage for the year 2016 starts for those who have enrolled or changed their plans by 15 December
January 15, 2016– The last date to enroll in new plan or change the existing plan for new coverage, which starts February 1, 2016
January 31, 2016- 2016 Open Enrollment ends. The new enrollments or changes in plans between January 16 and January 31 are effective from March 1, 2016
If you do not enroll in 2016 health insurance coverage by January 31, 2016, then you cannot enroll in any of the plans for 2016 unless you qualify for Special Enrolment Periods.
What does the term “Special Enrollment Period” means?
In order to qualify for a special enrollment period, you must have a qualifying life event like Marriage, having a baby, or adopting a child, or keeping a child in foster care, or moving to a new state, or changes in your income etc.
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