Affordable Care Act – Open Enrollment 2017
Also known as Obamacare or the ACA, this program provides health insurance to millions of Americans who would not otherwise have insurance through their job, Medicare, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
The Open Enrollment period is shorter this year than in the past. To get coverage for next year, you must sign up between November 1 and December 15, 2017. You must enroll each year to maintain your coverage under the ACA.
There are three ways to enroll.
Online: by creating an account on healthcare.gov.
By phone: by calling the Marketplace call center at 1-800-318-2596
To begin the enrollment process, visit https://www.healthcare.gov/ and set up a new account or update an existing account to complete your application. You can also learn more about eligibility requirements and to see if you meet requirements that you might not have met in past years.
Other Enrollment Assistance and Tips
Before November 1, you can meet with a Navigator to create or update your account or to receive help with questions as you go through the enrollment process. Appointments are available for one and a half hours and you can get a follow-up appointment if needed. To make an appointment with ?navigator, call toll-free 855-733-3711 or visit http://getcoveredamerica.org/connector to make an appointment online.
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Date Updated: October 3, 2017