Special enrollment period for health insurance begins Feb. 15

Special enrollment period for health insurance begins Feb. 15

BISMARCK —Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread reminded North Dakotans to take advantage of the Special Enrollment Period for health insurance coverage on the federally run health care exchange if they are currently without insurance.

Beginning Feb. 15 through May 15, this SEP will be open to all exchange-eligible consumers who are submitting a new application or updating an existing application.

The COVID-19 pandemic has left millions of Americans facing uncertainty. The SEP will allow individuals and families to enroll in 2021 health insurance coverage through HealthCare.gov or by contacting the HealthCare.gov Marketplace call center.

Consumers are encouraged to contact a local, licensed insurance agent to better understand their coverage options during this SEP. Coverage will begin the first day of the month following the date of plan enrollment.

Some consumers may already be eligible for other existing SEPs, Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Visit HealthCare.gov or call the HealthCare.gov Marketplace call center at 800-318-2596 to find out if you can enroll in the meantime.

For more information, visit HealthCare.gov, cms.gov, insurance.nd.gov or contact the Insurance Department at 701-328-2440.

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