The Biden Administration
Has announced the reopening of the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace, beginning February 15, 2021 through May 15, 2021. The Special Enrollment Period (SEP) in Response to COVID-19 allows individuals and families to apply and enroll in 2021 health insurance coverage. Unlike other SEPs, the SEP in Response to COVID-19 does not require proof of a qualifying life event, such as losing a job. It will be available to ALL eligible Illinoisans who don’t currently have health insurance coverage or want to change to a new health plan. The SEP is 90 days, and some Illinoisans may even qualify for subsidies (tax credits) to help reduce monthly premiums and other costs.
Get Covered Illinois will also be continuing our collaboration with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) to help inform more people about this new SEP and to explain eligibility for the Medicaid program.