The Covid-19 pandemic national emergency has presented unprecedented challenges for millions of Americans and as a result, are uninsured or underinsured and still need affordable health care. President Biden issued an Executive Order providing a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for individuals and families to apply and enroll in the coverage they need.
From February 15th, 2021 until May 15th, 2021, the Special Enrollment Period will be available to consumers in the 36 states served by the ACA Marketplace. Normally, a consumer would need a qualifying event to get a plan, however, with this Executive Order, there is no need for a qualifying event. Also remember, the individual mandate penalty was eliminated in 2017, so you won’t receive a penalty for not having health insurance.
What does this mean for you? Well, if you currently have your plan, you are able to make changes to your coverage during this open enrollment. Or, if you missed the open enrollment period in late 2020, you’re able to sign up for a plan until May 15th.
Questions? Give us a call! We’re ready and waiting to get you covered with the plan that best fits you!