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Updated: Two More States and the District of Columbia Introduce Mid-Year Special Enrollment due to COVID-19

The list of states offering special enrollment in response to COVID-19 now includes California, the District of Columbia and Vermont.  

Each state determines the ending date for the special enrollment period, but common ending dates are April 8, 2020 and April 15, 2020.

California             https://www.coveredca.com/

Colorado              https://connectforhealthco.com/

Connecticut         https://www.accesshealthct.com/AHCT/LandingPageCTHIX

DC                         https://dchealthlink.com/

Maryland             https://www.marylandhealthconnection.gov/

Massachusetts    https://mahealthconnector.optum.com/individual/

Nevada                https://www.nevadahealthlink.com/

New York            https://info.nystateofhealth.ny.gov/

Rhode Island      https://healthsourceri.com/

Vermont              https://portal.healthconnect.vermont.gov/VTHBELand/welcome.action

Washington        https://www.wahbexchange.org/

Employers operating in these states may wish to alert employees to the opportunity. Each state controls the application process, including whether the insured is eligible for financial assistance. Generally, families and individuals with income below 400% of the Federal Poverty Level qualify for assistance on a sliding scale.

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Sue Thomas

Posted in: Employee Benefits, Human Resources

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Director, Contracts & Compliance. Sue has more than 30 years of intensive, hands-on experience working with a wide variety of employee benefit plans. As the Director of Contracts and Compliance, Sue is responsible for the management of all BSG® client contracts, including insured contracts, service contracts, and self-insured contracts as well as ensuring that these materials comply with all applicable state and federal benefit regulations. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sue has completed the RHU program, six CEBS courses and holds a Life and Health agent license.

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