Open Enrollment goes from October 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. If you were unbale to get health insruance set up in this period this is still ways to get health Insurance, These include a Special Enrollment Period or Medically underwritten plans. See below as to what might be the best option for you and your family.
Special Enrollment: At any point withing a year if you have a qualifing event you are able to enroll in the Health Insurance plan of your choice see below for these special situations.
The following life events will generally qualify you for a special enrollment period.
- Getting married
- Having, adopting, or placement of a child
- Permanently moving to a new area that offers different health plan options
- Losing other health coverage (for example due to a job loss, divorce, loss of eligibility for Medicaid or CHIP, expiration of COBRA coverage, or a health plan being decertified). Note: Voluntarily quitting other health coverage or being terminated for not paying your premiums are not considered loss of coverage. Losing coverage that is not minimum essential coverage is also not considered loss of coverage.)
- For people already enrolled in Marketplace coverage, having a change in income or household status that affects eligibility for tax credits or cost-sharing reductions.
If None of these Situations apply to you then a Medically underwritten program are still a choice.