The new "Special" Open Enrollment period for ACA health insurance in 2021 is August 15, 2021. If you miss the 2021 special enrollment period, the annual open enrollment period begins November 1st - December 15th for Obamacare Open Enrollment for a January 1st, 2022 start date .
Healthcare.gov Open Enrollment Deadlines:
- November 1, 2021: Open Enrollment begins. Apply for or change your coverage.
- December 15, 2021: Deadline in order to have coverage that begins on January 1, 2022.
If You Miss the December 15th Deadline
Options for getting covered outside of open enrollment include qualifying for a special enrollment period (which can extend the time you can use the marketplace), Medicaid, CHIP, short term health insurance, and other insurance types. Please contact us if you have any questions or need to enroll outside of open enrollment.