Get Last Minute Health Coverage With These ACA Open Enrollment Extensions
The deadline for buying insurance on healthcare.gov has expired, but millions of Americans are eligible for renewals to buy insurance now. Some states set their own deadlines for January, and there are special provisions for people affected by hurricanes this year.
Here are the people who still have time to sign up:
- People affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria . If you moved to or from a hurricane-affected area, or had a related event (childbirth, loss of coverage, etc.) at the beginning of the year, but the hurricane did not allow you to adjust coverage in time, you can still register. for health insurance. The deadline for this special enrollment period is 12/31/2017 . Call 1-800-318-2596 for registration assistance.
- Rhode Island residents have the rest of the week to register (deadline 12/31/2017).
- These states have January deadlines : California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, and Washington State. See your state registration website for details.
These registration periods are for people buying insurance on the exchange; if you get insurance through your employer or another government program, the dates may be different.