Open Enrollment is the yearly period when people can enroll in a health insurance plan. Those who enroll outside of this period must qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.
The 2020 Open Enrollment Period runs from Friday, November 1 to Sunday, December 15, 2019. Plans sold during Open Enrollment start January 1, 2020.
This means that in order to re-enroll or to enroll in a new health insurance plan, you must complete your application by December 15, 2019.
If you don’t act by December 15, you can’t get 2020 coverage unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.
Note: If you qualify for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), you can apply any time.