Health Insurance Marketplace Guide

A Quick Guide to the Health Insurance Marketplace


Act by December 15 for coverage starting January 1. Apply any time for Medicaid and CHIP.

Visit the Health Insurance Marketplace

Important Coverage-related Dates

  • November 1, 2015: Open Enrollment started - first day you can enroll in a 2016 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2016.
  • December 15, 2015: Last day to enroll in or change plans for new coverage to start January 1, 2016.
  • January 1, 2016: 2016 coverage starts for those who enroll or change plans by December 15.
  • January 15, 2016: Last day to enroll in or change plans for new coverage to start February 1, 2016
  • January 31, 2016: 2016 Open Enrollment ends. Enrollments or changes between January 16 and January 31 take effect March 1, 2016.

Deadlines & Special Enrollment Period


If you don't enroll in a 2016 health insurance plan by January 31, 2016, you can't enroll in a health insurance plan for 2016 unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

For More Information


For more information, we recommend visiting the Obamacare Facts website, or calling 855-401-1311 or 855-868-6826.

Your Health Is Important To Us!


"Urban Excellence" involves having a healthy population for us to serve. Make sure that you and your family is covered.

Stay Healthy East Orange.

Yours Truly,
Rochelle Evans, RN, MS
Director and Health Officer