Countdown to the 2021 Open Enrollment Deadline

Open Enrollment: Yep, that riveting time of the year when you get to pick your health plan for 2021. Well, guess what? It’s coming up fast! And we’re here to help clarify a few final things.

Here’s what you need to know about the final 2021 deadlines:

  1. If you’re purchasing health insurance on your state’s health insurance exchange you have until December 15th to enroll in a health plan that starts January 1st of 2021.
  2. If you’re buying your health plan directly from a health insurance carrier, like Friday Health Plans, then you have until the end of December to buy a plan starting January 1st.
  3. January 15th is the end-all-be-all for on-exchange health coverage in 2021. If you don’t enroll through your state’s health exchange by this date, you’ll have no health coverage for the whole year (unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. See below).
  4. January 31st is the final deadline for off-exchange health coverage in 2021. So, if you’re buying directly from a health insurance carrier, like Friday Health Plans, you have until the end of the month to do so.

There’s also Special Enrollment Period (SEP)

A time outside the yearly Open Enrollment when you can buy health insurance.

Here’s the basic gist of SEP: You can qualify for SEP if you’ve experienced what’s known as a “life-changing” event.

Examples of life-changing events: turning 26 and aging off your parent’s plan, getting married, adopting a child, losing health coverage, and having a baby.

Check out this page for a list of all life-changing events to see if you qualify.

As always, if you have any questions whatsoever, please contact our friendly customer service team at questions@fridayhealthplans.comWe know health insurance can be super confusing, and we’re here to help simplify things.

Thanks,

The Friday Team

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