What is open enrollment?

January 15, 2016

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Lauren
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Open enrollment is the period of time when you can apply for health insurance. This time frame was created with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Open enrollment for 2016 is November 1st to January 31st. That means for those three months, you better get on gettin’ insurance. Don’t wait until the last minute; GET ON IT. Otherwise you’ll have to wait nine months to apply again. Nine months without health insurance is scary.

That means nine months of:

-No tightrope walking between skyscrapers.
-No rappelling down El Capitan.
-No riding bareback on a great white shark.
-No arm-wrestling a grizzly bear.
-No skateboarding down the Sydney Opera House.
-No being shot from a cannon into a pile of Snuggies.

If you don’t get insurance during this time, you can only purchase it if you qualify for a qualifying event (learn more about qualifying events here).

Takeaway from this post? BUY INSURANCE DURING OPEN ENROLLMENT.