Don’t Forget August 15th is the Last Day of COVID Special Enrollment

Unless another extension is passed, August 15th will be the last day of extended enrollment for COIVD-19.

If you don’t have coverage already and didn’t enroll by the 15th, you won’t be able to get coverage again until Open Enrollment 2022.

2021 Special Enrollment Due to COVID-19 Dates HealthCare.Gov

Here are the deadlines for the 36 states that use

  • February 15, 2021: Special Enrollment 2021 begins.
  • Aug 15, 2021: Special Enrollment 2021 ends.

There are no known extensions at this time. See state-based deadlines below.

Did My State Do Special Enrollment For Coronavirus?

The 14 other states were all encouraged by the federal government to implement the same special enrollment for all.

You should check with your state, but here are the general state-based special enrollment deadlines (notice that some are extended while others are limited).

2021 Special Enrollment Due to COVID-19 State-based Deadlines

Find Out if You Qualify

You qualify for special enrollment if:

  • You don’t currently have insurance.
  • If you are on unemployment or filed for it.
  • You had a qualifying life event.

You also qualify for Medicaid/CHIP if your income is low enough.

If you aren’t sure if you qualify, go to HealthCare.Gov and apply.



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