Here are some key Obamacare dates Americans need to keep in mind.
- November 1, 2015 – 2016 Open Enrollment begins
This is the first day your to shop and enroll in a 2016 Obamacare health insurance plans or Private Health Insurance. It’s also important that consumers make sure their account information is up to date to reflect any changes to their income or family.
- December 15, 2015 – Last day to renew or choose a plan to avoid a coverage gap. This is the last day to renew or choose a plan to make sure coverage will start on January 1, 2016.
- January 1, 2016 – First date health insurance coverage begins
This is the plan effective date if applicants renewed or choose a plan by December 15, 2015.
- January 31, 2016 – 2016 Open Enrollment ends
This is the last day Americans can make changes or enroll in a new 2016 Obamacare health insurance plan, without potential penalty for being uninsured.