Some states have extended deadlines different from the federal deadline for ObamaCare. Below are the state-based deadlines for 2021 for marketplace coverage.

Please double-check the official state-based websites and the federal marketplace HealthCare.Gov to confirm extensions each year, as some extensions are subject to change.

Open enrollment runs from November 1, 2020 – December 15, 2020, unless otherwise noted.

  • California: October 15, 2020 through January 31, 2021. Last day for coverage that starts Jan 1, 2021 is Dec 15, 2020, otherwise coverage starts no later than Feb 1, 2021. This a permanent extension.
  • Colorado: November 1, 2020 through January 15, 2021. Last day for coverage that starts Jan 1, 2021 is Dec 15, 2020, otherwise coverage starts no later than Feb 1, 2021. This a permanent extension.
  • Massachusetts: November 15, 2020 through January 23, 2021. This a permanent extension.
  • Nevada: November 1, 2020 through January 15, 2021.
  • New Jersey: November 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021.
  • New York: November 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021.
  • Pennsylvania: November 1, 2020 through January 15, 2021.
  • Rhode Island: October 15, 2020 through December 31, 2021.
  • Washington DC: November 31, 2020 through January 31, 2021. This a permanent extension.

Other states may be subject to extension in 2021. States with state-run exchanges can issue last-minute extensions, and the federal government can issue an extension for all states using the federal marketplace as well.