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Affordable Care Act: Deadlines And 2015 Changes

Affordable Care Act: Deadlines And 2015 Changes

The state's health insurance exchange, known as Covered California, has a goal of enrolling a half-million uninsured people by February 15, 2015. More than 3 million of the state's residents do not have health care insurance.

There are some changes coming to some 2015 ACA plans and deadlines are approaching.

Open Enrollment for coverage runs through February 15th, but if you don't want any gap in your coverage you must enroll by December 15th.

This Sunday, December 7th is the deadline for open enrollment for Medicare.

One of the top questions being asked at Covered California is whether or not you have to renew coverage for 2015.

Health Insurance Markeplace Dates

You can generally buy Marketplace health insurance only during the annual Open Enrollment period. Upcoming dates to know:

November 15, 2014: 2015 Open Enrollment starts

December 15, 2014: Last date to enroll for coverage to start January 1, 2015

December 31, 2014: Coverage ends for all 2014 Marketplace plans

January 1, 2015: 2015 coverage can begin

February 15, 2015: 2015 Open Enrollment ends


Here's a list of frequently asked questions provided by California Covered.

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