If I buy a plan during open enrollment, when does my coverage start?

Individuals with no coverage | Open and Special Enrollment Periods

Open enrollment is from November 1, 2021 to January 15, 2022 in most states. If you enroll by December 15, 2021, and if you make your first premium payment by the due date specified by your plan, your new coverage will start on January 1, 2022. If you enroll on January 15 and pay your first month’s premium payment, your new coverage would start on February 1.

To find out if your state has a different open enrollment period, visit our state fact sheets. (45 C.F.R. § 155.410)

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