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Open Enrollment 2016 – Covered California

by John Hansen & Stephen Saucier

Final Deadline to Enroll: January 31st

Every year there is a window of time during which anyone can apply for individual and family health insurance and enroll in the Obamacare health plan of their choice. This period is called Open Enrollment. For 2016 effective dates, Open Enrollment began on November 1, 2015 and will end on January 31, 2016.

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Open Enrollment for 2016 on the California State Insurance Exchange (Covered California) began on November 1st and ends on January 31st, 2016. During Open Enrollment for Obamacare, you will be able to apply for insurance or switch health plans. Outside of Open Enrollment you’re generally unable to apply for medical coverage or change health plans unless you have a Qualifying Life Event. That means that for many people Open Enrollment is the only opportunity to get or make changes to their individual and family health insurance.

Enrolling in 2016 on the California Exchange

As you gear up for Covered California Open Enrollment 2016, we recommend that you begin by getting a quote. Get California health insurance quotes or click Healthcare.gov for other states.  It’s quick, easy, and does not require any contact information unless you decide to apply. Then, you can find out if you qualify for government assistance in paying for your coverage. Once you choose a plan that fits your needs as far as price and benefits, then you will have the option to enroll. 

Not sure how Obamacare affects your health care plans in California? Learn how the ACA works in California, including benefits, costs and enrollment.

Covered California is the Golden State’s official health exchange marketplace where individuals, families and small businesses can find high-quality, low-cost California government health insurance.

Learn about Obamacare income guidelines in California using our income limits chart, and see if you’re eligible for government assistance.

Learn about the Covered California website. Find easy online enrollment. Set up your account, log in, buy insurance and more on the California health marketplace website.