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What does the new COVID-19 special enrollment period mean for me?

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of each of us having affordable, high-quality health insurance. To help ensure that everyone can enroll in coverage, the Biden administration announced a COVID-19 special enrollment period. Even though the open enrollment period for 2021 ended on December 15, you have another chance to enroll in coverage from February 15, 2021 to May 15, 2021. You can enroll if you are uninsured, or if you’re already insured but want to change your plan.

This is a HUGE opportunity for our community to enroll in coverage that we need. But, if you miss the deadline, you could be locked out of health insurance until 2022 AND forced to pay 100% of your medical bills. It’s not worth the risk, especially when financial help is available: last year, 2 out of 3 HealthCare.gov customers could find a plan with a monthly premium of $10 or less.

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