In communities from coast-to-coast, Open Enrollment outreach efforts will help Americans learn about the coverage options available in their area. This is important work and it's changing the lives of millions. In fact, over 9 million Americans are benefiting from having quality coverage at a price they can afford through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Open Enrollment is an important opportunity to help more Americans get covered. From nonprofit organizations and health care providers to businesses and government agencies, these outreach efforts play a vital role in helping more and more Americans gain access to quality health insurance that meets their needs and fits their budget.
Open Enrollment for 2016 coverage starts on November 1, 2015 and runs through January 31, 2016. Health coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2016 for consumers who sign up by December 15, 2015. Consumers who have already received health coverage through the Marketplace should come back to shop and review their coverage options by December 15, 2015 as new, better and more affordable plans may be available for them in 2016.