Open enrollment for the new Affordable Care Act insurance plans started on October 1st of this year for plans that will start January 1 of 2014. While the initial rollout took some time, many more people are now able to sign up, and you will be able to sign up from now until December 23rd if you want your plan to start on January 1. This is an extension from the original deadline of December 15. The final deadline for this open enrollment period is March 31, 2014.
It’s also been announced that those who currently have non-ACA-compliant insurance policies can keep those policies for now. They can be extended for one year as long as they are renewed before the next open enrollment period, which starts October 1, 2014.