Upcoming COVID-19 2021 Special Enrollment Period


Beginning February 15, 2021, the federal Marketplace will open a Special Enrollment Period, which will allow new consumers as well as existing members to enroll in Marketplace coverage- with or without a Qualifying Life Event. This Special Enrollment Period will be in effect from February 15, 2021 through May 15, 2021 and includes enrollment in both medical and dental plans.


Effective Dates for these new enrollments/coverage changes will be assigned as the 1st of the month following the selection of a health plan, as seen below:

  • Apply/Update February 15 – February 28: March 1 Effective Date

  • Apply/Update March 1 – March 31: April 1 Effective Date

  • Apply/Update April 1 – April 30: May 1 Effective Date

  • Apply/Update May 1 – May 15: June 1 Effective Date

Current members will not be restricted to enrolling in the same metal level as their current plan.


Consumers applying for new coverage or making a different plan selection will not be required to provide any supporting documentation of a Qualifying Life Event to take advantage of this SEP. Applying for this SEP will not involve any new application questions or require any new information not otherwise required to determine eligibility and enroll in coverage.


If you missed the last Open Enrollment Period for the federal Marketplace or looking to make a plan change, please give us a call at (248) 778-6070 and we will help assist you in applying for coverage starting February 15, 2021.


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