After a November 1 start, the window closes December 15.
This fall, the annual enrollment period to sign up for health insurance is shorter. In many states, it lasts only six weeks, from November 1 to December 15, and the federal government website link to health coverage, healthcare.gov, will be down for maintenance on many Sundays within that window of time.1
Eight states are extending the enrollment deadline at their health care exchanges: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island, and Washington. The same goes for the District of Columbia. Take note of all this if you are shopping for health insurance.1