Affordable Care Act health insurance exchanges open for business in just a few days. If you want to sign up for health insurance using your state's health insurance exchange, you'll have to do it during open enrollment. The first ever open enrollment for Obamacare begins October 1, 2013 and ends March 31, 2014.
Once open enrollment ends, you won't be able to sign up on the exchanges until the next open enrollment period. So, you don't have to rush right out this October 1 and sign up for health insurance. But, if you procrastinate too long and miss the March 31, 2014 deadline, you won't have another chance until the next Obamacare open enrollment period begins on October 15, 2014.
Learn more about what open enrollment is, how it works, and why you can't sign up for health insurance whenever you want in, "What Is Open Enrollment?"
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