With open enrollment now over, obtaining individual or family health insurance before the next open enrollment (currently scheduled for October 15 – December 7, 2014) is only possible with certain “life change” events. Some of these events must result in a loss of minimum essential coverage such as a divorce or legal separation, a move out of state or service area, change in employment status (i.e., reduction in hours), loss of employer coverage, or the death of a parent or spouse. Proof of a loss in minimum essential coverage is required.
It appears no more delays or postponements are in the works. April 15 is the last day to enroll in a plan for individuals and families. In the private marketplace (not CoveredCA) several carriers (Anthem Blue Cross, HealthNet, and Blue Shield) have kept their doors open for those who have not yet enrolled in coverage and do not have a qualified alternative (group insurance or a grandfathered plan, for example).
You can obtain a quote and enroll online on our website: www.onlyhealthinsurance.com
The next open enrollment is October 15 – December 7, 2014 for a January 1, 2015 effective date.
The Open Enrollment period was over March 31. But wait! Thanks to technical difficulties, a postponement to April 15 has been allowed for new enrollees.