The Open Enrollment period for 2016 coverage is November 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016. If you haven’t enrolled for coverage during this time period, you generally can’t buy Marketplace health coverage for 2015 until the next Open Enrollment period for coverage the following year.
To continue health coverage in 2016, you can renew your current health plan or choose a new health plan through the Marketplace during the 2015 Open Enrollment period.
During Open Enrollment, if you enroll:
- Between the 1st and 15th days of the month, your coverage starts the first day of the next month.
- Between the 16th and the last day of the month, your coverage starts the first day of the second following month. So if you enroll on March 16, your coverage starts on May 1.