How to Sign Up For Health Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act During the 2018 – 2019 Open Enrollment Season

Sign up for “TrumpCare” between November 1 and December 15, 2018 to get health coverage and cost assistance for 2019. Get covered at Healthcare.gov.

Key Dates For Open Enrollment 2019

To sign up for TrumpCare you must choose whether you want short-term coverage or comprehensive coverage that qualifies for cost assistance based on income.

There is no enrollment period for short term, however comprehensive coverage that qualifies for cost assistance based on income must be purchased during open enrollment.

Below are key enrollment dates about open enrollment 2019 (the enrollment period for 2019 coverage).

  • November 1, 2018. Open Enrollment begins.
  • December 15, 2018: Open Enrollment ends (extensions may be granted).
  • January 1, 2019: The earliest a plan purchased during open enrollment can start.

TIP: In most states there is no fee for not having health coverage, however in a few states there is. Make sure you understand your state rules before going without health coverage in 2019. See states with an individual mandate and fee… Read More at Obamacarefacts.com.

8.8 Million Sign Up for Obamacare in Strong Showing

Some 8.8 million people have signed up for 2018 coverage on the federal exchange during an open enrollment season that was half the length of prior years and far less promoted, the Trump administration said Thursday. That’s only 400,000 fewer than signed up on healthcare.gov during open enrollment a year ago.

Nearly 2.4 million consumers were new to the exchanges, while more than 6.4 million continued their coverage during the period, which ran from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15.

Traffic was heavy in the final days. More than 4.1 million people selected plans in the last five days, including those who were automatically renewed.

Read more at CNN