Affordable Healthcare Act 2018 Open Enrollment

The 2018 Open Enrollment for health coverage is around the corner. Here are some important things to know before you enroll:

  • Open Enrollment for 2018 health insurance runs from November 1 through December 15, 2017. That means you only have 45 days to enroll compared to 90 days in previous years.
  • If you join a plan during Open Enrollment, coverage starts January 1, 2018.
  • You don’t have to wait until November 1 to look at health plan options. Visit now to preview plans and prices.
  • To get in-person assistance, please visit to find the nearest assister or call 1-800-318-2596. Please note that the site will be shut down for maintenance every Sunday from midnight to noon, except Sunday, December 10, 2017.
  • Make sure you have some health coverage or you will have to pay a penalty. In 2017, the penalty was $695 or up to $2,085 a family. 

Tap Bui
Vice President of Community Impact
Health and Fund Distribution
United Way of Southeast Louisiana