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What are the ACA’s enrollment periods and when can I enroll outside of the open enrollment period? Read answer

If I don’t enroll in a plan by the open enrollment deadline, what are my options after that?

If I don’t enroll in a plan by the open enrollment deadline, what are my options? Read answer

If I don’t make changes to my plan and just let it auto-renew for January, am I stuck with it for the rest of the year?

If I don’t make changes to my plan and just let it auto-renew for January, am I stuck with it for the rest of the year? Read answer

Is there a minimum age for Obamacare's individual mandate?

Is there a minimum age for Obamacare’s individual mandate? Read answer

How do the ACA qualifying events and special enrollment periods work?

Are qualifying events and special enrollment periods the same as they were in prior years? Read answer

Moving to a new state? Establish residency to qualify for health insurance.

I will be retiring from my job in August and moving to a new state. Do I have to establish residency there before I can apply for ACA coverage? Read answer

My son is covered on my employer’s policy through July 31. Can he enroll in a new plan starting on August 1, or did he need to have purchased a plan during open enrollment? Read answer

Where can I find the list of Obamacare qualifying events? Read answer

We’re moving 50 miles, but staying in the same state. Is that a qualifying event? Read answer

Can I keep my Obamacare plan when I move states?

I purchased health insurance under the Affordable Care Act in Texas, but I have moved to Colorado. How do I transfer my coverage? Read answer

If I sign up for a bronze plan during open enrollment, can I bump my coverage up to a higher level several months later if I find out that I need surgery?

If I sign up for a bronze plan during open enrollment, can I bump my coverage up to a higher level several months later if I find out that I need surgery? Read answer

Cover your bases during Obamacare/ACA open enrollment.

If my income is less than expected this year, I might be eligible for Medicaid. What can I do to cover my bases? Read answer

If I’ve enrolled in a plan for the new year, can I change my mind and pick a different plan? Read answer

I was laid off right before open enrollment ended, and now do not have any income or insurance. Am I still required to sign up for insurance by the end of open enrollment?

I was laid off and don’t have any income. Am I still required to sign up during open enrollment? Read answer