Special Enrollment Period Now Open

February 18, 2021

Enrollment open February 15 thru May 15 graphicIn response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, will be available for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) from February 15 to May 15.

During this period, consumers in the 36 states served by Marketplaces that use the platform can apply for insurance or update an existing application, At least 13 States plus the District of Columbia, which operate their own Marketplace platforms, have decided to offer a similar opportunity.

Consumers who are uninsured can take this opportunity to look for coverage and find out if they qualify for financial assistance to help pay for health insurance by visiting or or by calling the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596, which provides assistance in over 150 languages. Consumers also can find a local assister or agent/broker in their area by visiting:

CMS will be hosting a webinar on the SEP for community-based organizations tomorrow, February 19, at 3:00 pm EST.

Learn more: read the HHS press release announcing the SEP.

Last modified on 02/18/2021

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