The deadline to apply for an individual health insurance policy both on and off the marketplace remains to be March 31, 2014. If you would like a policy effective for April 1, 2014 you will need to apply by March 15, 2014. Policies applied for between March 16th and March 31st will have an effective date of May 1, 2014. So if you want to comply with the individual mandate and purchase health insurance this year, give us a call before the end of March - 318-281-0000. Open enrollment for next year will begin November 15 and continue to January 15, 2015.