Open Enrollment 2022 is Extended (to Jan 15th in Most States)

Open Enrollment will be extended from 45 days to 75 days this year. Open enrollment will run from Nov 1st, 2021 to Jan 15th, 2022 in most states.

With that in mind, states can create their own deadlines as long as those deadlines are after or on Dec 15, 2021.

For more on the rule change, see this document from the HHS and Treasury.

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HHS had previously defined open enrollment as the window from November 1 to December 15, but state-run exchanges have had the option to offer special enrollment periods before or after that window, in order to effectively extend open enrollment. For coverage effective in 2022 and future years, HHS has changed the enrollment window for It s now November 1 through January 15. But instead of requiring state-run exchanges to use an enrollment window at least that long, HHS is giving them the option of keeping an earlier deadline, as long as it s not before December 15. So it s possible that some state-run exchanges might opt for a mid-December deadline, although most are likely to extend their enrollment windows to January 15 or later.

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