Special Enrollment Period: from February 15, 2021 through May 15, 2021
Over 30 million Americans remain uninsured, preventing many from obtaining necessary health services and treatment. Black, Latino, and Native American persons are more likely to be uninsured, and communities of color have been especially hard hit by both the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic downturn.
This special period is available for people who don’t have coverage through work, and it is expected to make finding a plan less of a hassle for those who lost a job. People who don’t have coverage but recently developed a health problem and want better access to care could also use this opportunity.
Biden’s order applies to 36 insurance markets run through the federal government’s platform. But nearly all states that run their own marketplaces will offer a similar extended window through May.
Starting on February 15, 2021 and continuing through May 15, 2021, your Insurance Pro agent will be able to assist you in submitting a new application or updating an existing application.
Health insurance shoppers stuck in a bad plan or unable to find coverage have a new option for help
This new window could be useful for people who recently lost their coverage or couldn’t find a plan last year. Experts have said the number of uninsured people has risen during the pandemic due to layoffs.
“The government has opened a window of opportunity. Don’t pass on the chance to earn access to an affordable health insurance premium. Call us so we can help you and your family gain access to quality, affordable health coverage during this unprecedented time,” said Adlyn, one of the insurance experts at Insurance Pro.
Contact us if you have questions about how to register during this special enrollment period.