I promised everyone I would keep them up to date on the progress of the Federal Healthcare program.
Well, I just received this email notice and it's time to start planning your healthcare needs for 2015.
It's the sophomore year for "Obamacare."
Will we see the same turmoil and lack of direction we experienced with it's roll out?
Or will there by the "sophomore jinx" and we'll see the entire program implode under it's own mismanagement?
Your guess is as good as mine.
Make sure to mark your calendars.
There are 4 important dates to know.
Come back and apply for 2015 coverage on or after November 15th.
We can help you get ready for the next Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Period.
Open Enrollment is the time when you can find a new Marketplace plan, keep your current plan, or see if you can get help paying for coverage. If you want to make sure you’re covered in 2015, mark these 4 dates on your calendar:
- November 15, 2014. This is your first day to apply for, keep, or change your coverage.
- December 15, 2014. Enroll by the 15th if you want new coverage that begins on January 1, 2015. If your plan is changing or you want to change plans, enroll by December 15th to avoid a lapse in coverage.
- December 31, 2014. The day all 2014 Marketplace coverage ends, no matter when you enrolled. Coverage for 2015 plans can start as soon as January 1st.
- February 15, 2015. The last day you can enroll in 2015 coverage before the end of Open Enrollment.
So save the dates and share them with your friends and family -- because no one should miss out on affordable health coverage just because they missed the deadline.
The HealthCare.gov Team