Open Enrollment is an annual period of time when you can apply for health insurance. This is the one time each year that you don't need a "qualifying event" (like a marriage, move, or birth of a child) in order to change your health insurance plan. We always encourage people to take advantage of the Open Enrollment period by looking at all their options so you can find the plan that best meets your needs at the lowest cost.
For 2018, the open enrollment deadlines have changed. You can apply between Nov 1, 2017 – Dec 15, 2017 for coverage starting Jan 1, 2018. If you apply for a plan after Dec 15, 2017 you'll need a qualifying life event to qualify for "special enrollment."