The Open Enrollment period was over March 31. But wait! Thanks to technical difficulties, a postponement to April 15 has been allowed for new enrollees.
Covered CA (the public marketplace where subsidies are possible) will allow enrollment to April 15 as long as there was an attempt to enroll before the original March 31 deadline. The honor system is being employed. Contact Covered CA at www.coveredca.com for assistance.
In the private marketplace, three carriers (Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield and HealthNet) are allowing new enrollments to April 15 with no previous attempt or “honor” needed. We can prepare a proposal and get someone signed up swiftly, so let your friends and family know there is still time.