Health Care Reform

The Open Enrollment period for 2018 coverage begins Nov. 1, 2017 and ends Dec. 15, 2017. If you haven’t enrolled in coverage by then, you generally can’t buy health coverage for 2018 until the next open enrollment period for coverage the following year.

If you’re enrolled in a 2017 health plan, your benefit year ends Dec. 31, 2017. To continue health coverage in 2018, you can renew your current health plan or choose a new plan during the 2018 Open Enrollment period.

You must enroll no later than Dec. 15, 2017 to have your coverage take effect Jan. 1, 2018.

When is Open Enrollment?

The Open Enrollment period for 2017 coverage began Nov. 1, 2016 and ended Jan. 31, 2017. If you didn't enroll in coverage by Jan. 31, you generally can't buy health coverage for 2017 until the next open enrollment period for coverage the following year. However, if you have a Qualifying Life Event, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. 

If you're enrolled in a 2017 plan, your benefit year ends Dec. 31, 2017. To continue health coverage in 2018, you can renew your current health plan or choose a new plan during the 2018 Open Enrollment period. 

What will my insurance cover?

Standard medical benefits for all plans include:

  • Ambulatory patient services
  • Emergency services
  • Hospitalization
  • Maternity and newborn care
  • Mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment
  • Prescription drugs
  • Rehabilitation and habilitative services and devices
  • Laboratory services
  • Preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management
  • Pediatric services, including oral and vision care
How much will it cost?

Your insurance cost will vary depending on:

  • Where you live
  • How old you are
  • Whether or not you smoke
  • How many people are in your household

Want to know how much it will cost? Find out here.

Under the law, pre-existing conditions and your gender are not factors in determining how much you will pay for health insurance.