What is Open Enrollment?
Open enrollment for individual / family health insurance is a set time period each year when anyone can purchase or change health insurance, for any reason.
Outside the dates of open enrollment, you must have a qualifying event in order to purchase or change health plans.
When is Open Enrollment?
The dates of open enrollment are set by CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) and are established as follows:
|Policy effective in||Dates of Open Enrollment|
|2016||November 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016|
|2017||November 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017|
|2018||November 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018|
|2019||November 1, 2018 - December 15, 2018|
|Subsequent years||November 1 - December 15|
At Virginia Medical Plans, we are available year-round to assist and answer questions about your health insurance. And remember, there is never a charge for our services.
Reach us by phone at 703-707-8270 or toll free at 1-888-346-2341.