Dates, Deadlines, Qualifying Events and Penalty 
2018



* Open Enrollment begins Wedesday, November 1, 2017 


 * Open Enrollment ends Friday, December 15, 2017​


*Qualifying Events

Loss of health coverage
Losing existing health coverage, including job-based, individual, and student plans
Losing eligibility for Medicare, Medicaid, or CHIP
Turning 26 and losing coverage through a parent’s plan
Changes in household
Getting married or divorced
Having a baby or adopting a child
Death in the family
Changes in residence
Moving to a different ZIP code or county
A student moving to or from the place they attend school
A seasonal worker moving to or from the place they both live and work
Moving to or from a shelter or other transitional housing​


*Other qualifying events

Changes in your income that affect the coverage you qualify for
Gaining membership in a federally recognized tribe or status as an Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) Corporation shareholder
Becoming a U.S. citizen
Leaving incarceration (jail or prison)
AmeriCorps members starting or ending their service


 *The penalty for not having health insurance in 2017 will be $695 per person or 2.5% of your household income, whichever is greater.