Need Health Insurance? Now is the time!

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Twitter+Open+Graphic.jpgHi pros, 

Open Enrollment is the time each year when you can sign up for health insurance if you don’t already have coverage. If you - or someone you know - needs health insurance, the time to act is now. Visit HealthCare.gov right now to enroll in coverage.

Here’s a cheat sheet with the key facts you need to know about Open Enrollment: 

  • HealthCare.gov Deadlines: For the 38 states using HealthCare.gov, Open Enrollment begins on November 1 and ends on December 15. December 15th is the FINAL deadline to enroll for 2020. If you miss this deadline, the only way to get coverage in 2020 is to have a qualifying life event.
  • Non-HealthCare.gov State Deadlines: Here’s a rundown of the states with their own exchanges, websites and in most instances extended deadlines: 


State Based Marketplace

Deadline for 2020 Coverage


Covered California

January 15, 2020


Connect for Health Colorado

January 15, 2020


Access Health CT

December 15, 2019

District of Columbia

DC Health Link

January 31, 2020


Your Health Idaho

December 16, 2019


Maryland Health Connection

December 15, 2019


Health Connector

January 23, 2020



December 23, 2019

New York

NY State of Health

January 31, 2020


Nevada Health Link

December 15, 2019

Rhode Island

Health Source RI

December 31, 2019


Vermont Health Connect

December 15, 2019


Washington Health Plan Finder

December 15, 2019

  • Renewing Coverage: If you already have coverage, Open Enrollment is the time to compare your options. Plans, prices and financial assistance change every year and most people can save money by actively renewing their coverage. 
  • 24/7 Call Center: To enroll or get assistance, people can call the Marketplace call center 24/7 (except Thanksgiving) during Open Enrollment at 1(800) 318-2596 and talk to a trained enrollment specialist.
  • In-person assistance: Confidential, unbiased in-person assistance is available - you can make an appointment here. You can talk through your family’s individual situation with a trained enrollment specialist, agent or broker.



Re: Need Health Insurance? Now is the time!

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Hey pros, just wanted to bring this to your attention again. Remember that if you're looking for coverage in 2020 many open enrollments for insurance end on December 15th.  

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