Dec. 15 is the last day for Delawareans to sign up through the Health Insurance Marketplace for the coverage to be effective Jan. 1.

Dec. 15 is the last day for Delawareans to sign up through the Health Insurance Marketplace for the coverage to be effective Jan. 1.

Coverage for all 2015 plans ends Dec. 31, regardless of when the person enrolled. Those who bought a health insurance plan this year can renew their current plans or enroll in different plans for 2016. Open enrollment continues through Jan. 31.

Some residents also might be eligible for coverage through Delaware’s expanded Medicaid program, which is open year-round.

To apply for Medicaid benefits, visit assist.dhss.delaware.gov.

Renewal forms can be completed at healthcare.gov.