States Extend ACA Special Enrollment

Twelve of the 13 states with their own Affordable Care Act exchanges have special enrollment periods.
April 22, 2020

Twelve of the 13 states with their own Affordable Care Act exchanges have special enrollment periods as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

Rhode Island extended its special enrollment to April 30, while Nevada, New York, and Vermont have extended their exchange special enrollment periods to May 15. California has the longest special enrollment period deadline of June 30. Colorado is closing its special enrollment period April 30; Connecticut, April 17; Colorado, April 30; Maryland, June 15; Massachusetts, May 25; Minnesota, April 21; and Washington, May 8.

Idaho has not eased rules for those who have lost employer-sponsored health insurance. States using the federal exchange have submitted requests for special enrollment periods, which the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says it is considering.


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