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Important Dates & Deadlines for 2015 Open Enrollment

Here are the most important dates for 2015 coverage:

November 15, 2014: Open Enrollment starts — the first day you can apply for 2015 coverage

December 15, 2014: The last date to enroll for health coverage that starts January 1, 2015

December 31, 2014: Date when all 2014 individual Marketplace coverage ends, no matter when you enrolled

January 1, 2015: The date 2015 coverage can start if you apply by December 15, 2014, or if you accept automatic enrollment in your 2014 plan or a similar plan

February 15, 2015: The last day to enroll in 2015 coverage. If you miss this deadline, you can’t sign up for a health plan for the rest of 2015. The only exception is if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period or by qualifying for a Short Term Health plan.