CMS Announces Special Enrollment Period for Health Coverage
CMS has announced it will open a special enrollment period (SEP) for federal marketplace health coverage. Typically, individuals can only enroll in marketplace health coverage or change plans toward the end of the year or after a major life event. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS opened a SEP from February 15 to August 15 for individuals in states that use the federally facilitated marketplace (healthcare.gov). Additionally, several states with states-based marketplaces have also announced special enrollment periods.