New COVID-19 open enrollment period now underway on HealthCare.gov, but only for a limited time
Enroll in comprehensive, affordable health insurance on HealthCare.gov before time runs out
People have a new opportunity to enroll in health insurance for 2021 on HealthCare.gov, but only for a limited time. This new COVID-19 open enrollment period starts on Feb. 15, and ends on May 15.
With job losses continuing to mount amid the COVID-19 resurgence, and millions of people having lost their job-based health insurance since the start of this public health and economic crisis, the Biden Administration has opened up HealthCare.gov to give people who need health insurance a new opportunity to get covered — but they must act quickly.
“More than 267,070 Michiganders enrolled in a health insurance plan during open enrollment statewide,” said Molly Kaser, CEO of Center for Family Health in Jackson, and Chair, Michigan Primary Care Association Board of Directors. “There’s a new chance for people to sign up, and anyone who needs health insurance should visit HealthCare.gov today. Don’t delay.”
Health insurance is more affordable than many people think. In Michigan, 59% of current marketplace consumers had plans available for 2021 that cost less than $50 per month after financial help. Nearly nine of ten marketplace enrollees in Michigan received financial help that lowered their monthly health insurance premiums last year. In addition, 39% of enrollees also qualified for lower out-of-pocket costs for health care services.
“Many people can find good deals on HealthCare.gov by contacting us for assistance to help lower their monthly health insurance costs,” said Kaser.
Consumers enrolling in a plan on HealthCare.gov are guaranteed to receive comprehensive coverage, with no pre-existing condition exclusions or markups. All plans cover essential benefits, including doctor and hospital visits, prescription drugs, mental health treatment, and maternity care. In addition, consumers receive free preventive care services, such as immunizations and health screenings. Testing and treatment of COVID-19 are considered essential health benefits and are covered by all HealthCare.gov plans.
The health insurance landscape can be confusing, but free, local help is available at the Center for Family Health’s Jackson location. Consumers should log on to HealthCare.gov or contact us by May 15 to get the comprehensive health insurance they need. Appointments are available for assistance in finding the right plan for you at (517) 748-5500.
About Center for Family Health
We accept all insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare. All services offered at the Center for Family Health are available on a sliding fee discount. Patients are never turned away because of inability to pay. The Center for Family Health is an independent, federally qualified health center. We provide comprehensive, quality medical, dental and behavioral health care.