I was able to sign up back on Saturday, October 5th on the NY exchange after some slowness and minor problems on October 4th and 5th. (Thanks to some good tips from my fellow ER forumers here, I got passed those snags.) I did get a confirmation screen adn number so I plan to call the insurance company (which happens to be the same company I am with now; my current plan is not ACA-compliant) to make sure my new (Silver) plan will become effective 1/1/2014.
Retired in late 2008 at age 45. Cashed in company stock, bought a lot of shares in a big bond fund and am living nicely off its dividends. IRA, SS, and a pension await me at age 60 and later. No kids, no debts.
"I want my money working for me instead of me working for my money!"