Just a quick reminder, open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) starts Nov. 1st. Shop at HealthCare.Gov and get covered!

ObamaCare’s 2018 Open Enrollment period started November 1, 2017, and ends on December 15, 2017. During that time customers in all states can go to HealthCare.Gov, shop for plans, and see if they qualify for cost assistance.

With that said, not every state uses HealthCare.Gov and not every state has the same exact deadlines.

State Specific deadlines for open enrollment 2018:[1][2]

  • Connecticut (Nov 1, 2017 – Dec. 22, 2017)
  • Colorado (Nov 1, 2017 – Jan. 12, 2018)
  • Maryland (Nov 1, 2017 – Dec. 22, 2017)
  • New York (Nov 1, 2017 – Jan. 31, 2018)
  • Massachusetts (Nov 1, 2017 – Jan. 23, 2018)
  • Washington (Nov. 1, 2017 – Jan 15, 2018)
  • California (Nov 1, 2017 – Jan. 12, 2018)
  • Minnesota (Nov 1, 2017 – Jan. 14, 2018)
  • Connecticut (Nov 1, 2017 – Jan. 31, 2018)
  • District of Columbia (Nov.1, 2017 – Jan. 31, 2018)
  • Rhode Island (Nov 1, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2017)
  • *Flordia, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, and those effected by Hurricane Harvey are eligible for an extension until Dec. 31, 2017.

Idaho and Vermont were legally permitted to extend open enrollment. However, we did not hear any updates on those states.

To find out the specifics in your state, follow the directions at HealthCare.Gov.

Citations

  1. States That Have Extended Health Insurance Open Enrollment for 2018 (and States That Still Can)
  2. Andy Slavitt Twitter

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