I intended to shop for new coverage for next year but didn’t get around to it until January. Meanwhile, the Marketplace automatically renewed my current policy for another year. Can I still make a change?
In most states, no. If you live in a HealthCare.gov state, Open Enrollment for 2018 coverage ends December 15, 2017. You will not be able to change your 2018 plan during the year unless you have a life change that makes you eligible for a special enrollment period.
It is advisable to review your plan options and actively select your 2018 coverage before December 15 to ensure you have made the choice that is best for you.
State-run Marketplaces can set different dates for Open Enrollment and many have done so. Check with your state Marketplace for more information.