Dates & deadlines for 2017 health insurance

Open Enrollment for 2017 health plans starts November 1, 2016.

Important dates to note:

November 1, 2016:
Open Enrollment starts
— first day you can enroll, re-enroll, or change a 2017 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2017.
December 15, 2016:
Last day
to enroll in or change plans for coverage to start January 1, 2017.
January 1, 2017:
2017 coverage starts
for those who enroll or change plans by December 15.
January 31, 2017:
Last day to enroll in or change
a 2017 health plan. After this date, you can enroll or change plans only if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.