I hate adding your to-do list during peak season, but if you plan to buy health insurance through the Affordable Care Act for the coming year, you have a deadline ahead. You should know the following to sign up for the 201
When is the deadline?
The deadline for registration is Saturday, December 15, reporting from January 1, 2019.
What happens if I do not meet the deadline?
You must wait one year for the open enrollment period to begin in 2020, unless you qualify for a special registration period, health insurance lost, relocated, married, having a child, or adopting a child.
Where do I log in?
You can register or re-register on the government's website, HealthCare.gov. There is also a Spanish language version at CuidadoDeSalud.gov.
Wait, is not this website broken?
No, not anymore. After a rocky launchthat made it almost impossible for Americans to sign up for news coverage, the government has improved the site. Simply put, HealthCare.gov works now. It's easy to compare plans and sign up.
What do I need to log in?
Here you will find a practical checklist for the market registration (PDF). In a nutshell, you need to know the Social Security numbers and dates of birth for everyone in your household that you sign up for. You should also round up pay stubs or W-2 forms to provide the employer and income required to register. If you have health insurance, you will need to find the insurance number for your current plan.
How much do the plans cost?
You can check the price estimates without having to sign up or fill in Full application on this page with HealthCare.gov plans and pricing. Simply enter your zip code and answer a few quick questions (age, gender, income, household members) to see prices, reviews and details on the plans offered in your area.