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Enrolling through the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace

The 2017 open enrollment period runs from December 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017. When you enroll (purchase insurance) determines when your policy becomes effective. See the chart below. If you miss open enrollment, you may have to wait until the 2018 open enrollment period unless you have a special circumstance such as getting married or becoming age 26 and can no longer be insured under your parents’ health insurance policy. However, health insurance may be available to you in Pennsylvania’s private health insurance market (i.e., through companies that are not listed on

Open enrollment on  December 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017

Enroll/Purchase by
Policy Effective Date
December 15, 2016 January 1, 2017
December 16-31, 2016 February 1, 2017
January 1-15, 2017 March 1, 2017
January 16-31, 2017 April 1, 2017

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