Gov. Evers, OCI Announce New Open Enrollment Period for HealthCare.gov Only Two Weeks Away
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers with Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Mark Afable announced today that HealthCare.gov will be re-opening for Americans to enroll in health insurance coverage beginning February 15, 2021 through May 15, 2021, following an announcement from the Biden Administration last week.
Wisconsinites who missed either the original enrollment deadline or their first payment for their enrolled plan, now have another opportunity to sign up. People who are already enrolled also have another chance to review their plan to make sure it still meets their coverage needs.
This announcement comes after advocates pushed for greater access to healthcare coverage in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. In December, Commissioner Afable joined commissioners across the country in sending a letter to then President-elect Biden requesting a new enrollment period.
“This is great news for folks in Wisconsin,” said Commissioner Afable. “If you missed your opportunity to enroll last fall, you now have another chance to get affordable health insurance for you or your family. You may also still qualify for tax credits that could keep your monthly premiums low.
“Since we are only two weeks away, now is the time to help us spread the word and make sure everyone knows they can enroll in quality health coverage starting February 15th,” finished Commissioner Afable.
Most people on a HealthCare.gov plan qualify for financial help that lowers their monthly payment. Folks who would like to know if they qualify are encouraged to call 2-1-1 or visit WisCovered.com to find free, expert help. These experts can help you understand your coverage, simplify the enrollment process, and help you select a plan that fits your family and your budget.