The annual open enrollment period for individuals who purchase their own health insurance will run from November 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017. During that time you may purchase a plan, renew your existing plan, or change plans. Once the open enrollment period ends, you may not buy or change plans unless you have a qualifying event such as marriage, divorce, birth/adoption of a child, or loss of group coverage. The open enrollment period is the same regardless of whether you purchase your coverage directly from an insurance company or through our state exchange, Covered California. Either way, we can help!