Update Feb 2021:
President Biden has signed an executive order creating a special three-month open enrollment period for uninsured and underinsured individuals through the federal marketplace. Community members can sign up at healthcare.gov until May 15 in most states. Check out our updated FAQs for more information, including states with their own marketplaces.
Nov. 1 marks the beginning of the 2021 Affordable Care Act (ACA) healthcare marketplace open enrollment period. As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the United States, SEARAC encourages uninsured individuals and those seeking to renew or change their healthcare coverage, to enroll as soon as you are able. ACA enrollment ends on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, for most states and on January 31, 2021 for Covered CA. Residents of most states can enroll at healthcare.gov. If you live in one of the below states, you should enroll through your state’s marketplace:
- California: Covered CA
- Colorado: Connect for Health Colorado
- District of Columbia: DC Health Link
- Idaho: Your Health Idaho
- Maryland: Maryland Health Connection
- Massachusetts: Massachusetts Health Connector
- Minnesota: MNSure
- Nevada: Nevada Health Link
- New Jersey: Get Covered New Jersey
- New York: New York State of Health
- Pennsylvania: Pennie
- Rhode Island: Health Source RI
- Vermont: Vermont Health Connect
- Washington: Washington Health Benefit Exchange
If you are concerned about the financial costs of coverage, you and your family may qualify for tax credits that can reduce insurance premiums. Healthcare.gov can give you an estimate of the financial support available to you and your family.
If you have questions about signing up or want to talk through your options with a trained professional, you can visit the federal marketplace website or make a one-on-one appointment for free assistance.