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Health Insurance Deadlines

Open enrollment in the new Obamacare insurance plans offered by state and federally operated Marketplaces was scheduled to begin on October 1, 2013 to give Americans plenty of time to research and choose their policy before the New Year.

As the year comes to a close, it’s good to keep in mind upcoming enrollment deadlines to ensure you’re well within the enrollment schedule to get the coverage you need. If you want your coverage to begin by January 1, 2014, you will need to buy your Marketplace plan by December 23, 2013. You can purchase Marketplace plans after this date, but coverage will not start January 1.

The last date for purchasing Marketplace insurance coverage for 2014 is March 31, with initiation of coverage depending on when the policy is bought. It’s important to set your own personal deadline for buying your policy so you don’t accidentally miss out by putting it off too long.

First time insurance buyers may need time to compare plan options and prices in order to get the best deal. This research should be done now, keeping in mind the upcoming deadlines and what they entail for you. For help in choosing healthcare plans in Austin, Texas, contact Dean Davis Insurance, now offering a health insurance expert to help you with all your health care needs!