Open Enrollment Extensions For ObamaCare

Each year there may be extensions to open enrollment in the federal marketplace Healthcare.gov that apply to all states. There may also be extensions in state marketplaces. Below we cover extensions under the ACA.

Types of Extensions under the ACA For 2020 and Beyond

Whether you didn’t get covered yet, lost coverage, or are doing your taxes as they relate to healthcare, you’ll want to know about extensions under the Affordable Care Act.

Specifics like dates and which extensions if any are offered changes each year.

With that said, the list of extension types below should help you to understand what could be happening this year.

To verify an extension for this year simply check with Healthcare.gov or your state marketplace website.

The following are the basic types of extensions that may be offered each year.

  • An extension of open enrollment in the federal and/or state marketplaces.
  • An extension is a special enrollment period outside of open enrollment.
  • A short extensions for those who had trouble enrolling.
  • Extensions of filing healthcare related tax forms.

Each year there are different types of extensions. If you miss open enrollment for any reason, don’t assume you are out of options, check HealthCare.Gov and brokers outside the Marketplace.

How to find out if there was an extension: We always note extensions on our website, but they can change each year and differ by state. If you don’t qualify for open enrollment, the best way to find out if there was an extension for open enrollment this year is to call HealthCare.gov or your state marketplace and ask.

Sign Up for ObamaCare During Open Enrollment

You need to sign up for health coverage during open enrollment each year. Requesting an extension beyond this point will require requesting a special exemption from the health insurance marketplace’s call center. If your State is operating its own marketplace these same rules may not apply. Sign up for ObamaCare today.

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