When is Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Period?






Question: When is Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Period?

Answer:  The Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Period for 2016 starts from November 1, 2015 and ends on January 31, 2016.  If you want coverage starting from 2016, you need to apply for Affordable Care Act on December 15, 2015.  It takes about 2 weeks to process and enroll in Affordable Care Act.

Important Dates for Affordable Care Act (2016) – Open Enrollment

  • November 1, 2015: Open Enrollment started — first day you can enroll in a 2016 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2016.
  • December 15, 2015: Last day to enroll in or change plans for new coverage to start January 1, 2016
  • January 1, 2016: 2016 coverage starts for those who enroll or change plans by December 15.
  • January 15, 2016: Last day to enroll in or change plans for new coverage to start February 1, 2016
  • January 31, 2016: 2016 Open Enrollment ends. Enrollments or changes between January 16 and January 31 take effect March 1, 2016.