How to purchase individual health insurance during open enrollment

Who is this for?

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This information is for people who want to learn more about buying their own health insurance plan during open enrollment.

Open enrollment is a set time each year to buy individual health insurance. For coverage in 2018, the open enrollment period is Nov. 1 to Dec. 15, 2017. Unless you qualify for special enrollment, this is the only time you can sign up for individual or family coverage.

How to enroll

Tip: You may be eligible for financial assistance that lowers the cost of your insurance. This help is called a subsidy. When you're shopping for plans, you'll be able to see if you qualify for lower costs.