I Missed the First Obamacare Deadline, Now What?

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  • Remember: You Have Until March 31
  • The Sooner the Better
  • When Does My Coverage Kick In?
  • What If My Prior Plan Was Canceled?
  • Educate Yourself
  • Pick Up the Phone
  • What Happens If I Don’t Enroll?
  • Why Health Care Is Crucial
  • Yes, the December 24 Deadline Has Passed

When Does My Coverage Kick In? 

For those who enroll by Jan. 15, you can get coverage starting as soon as Feb. 1. Enroll by Feb. 15, you get coverage by March 1; enroll by March 15, you get coverage by March 31. Enroll by March 31, your coverage will begin in April. Now these deadlines might change to a later date, but I advise to apply on these dates to stay ahead of the curve. 

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