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Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) Marketplace Open Enrollment

Do you have questions about enrolling for healthcare coverage through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace? Navigate this post for important information regarding ACA enrollment. You can contact us at info@catalystmiami.org if you have questions or would like to make an appointment with one of our Community Health Workers.

To be eligible for health coverage through the Marketplace, you:

Documents needed to enroll:

Important dates for 2019 enrollment:

November 1, 2018
: Open Enrollment starts — first day you can enroll in a 2019 Marketplace plan. Coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2019.

December 15, 2018: 2019 Open Enrollment ends. Last day to enroll in or change plans for new coverage to start January 1, 2019.

January 1, 2019: 2019 coverage starts for those who enroll or change plans by December 15, 2018.

If you don’t enroll in a 2019 plan by December 15, 2018, you can’t enroll in a health insurance plan for 2019 unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

There’s no limited enrollment period for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). You can apply any time.

There’s also no limited enrollment period for small businesses to enroll in SHOP coverage for their employees. You can apply any time.


Health plans that qualify as minimum essential coverage:

If you’re covered by any of the following types of plans, you’re considered covered under the health care law and don’t have to pay a penalty or get a health coverage exemption.

Immigrants with the following statuses qualify to use the Marketplace:

Applicants for any of these statuses qualify to use the Marketplace:

Applicants for asylum are eligible for Marketplace coverage only if they’ve been granted employment authorization or are under the age of 14 and have had an application pending for at least 180 days.

People with the following statuses and who have employment authorization qualify for the Marketplace:

If you have a questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call (305) 576-5001.