20% Of African Americans Are Uninsured!


African Americans in the United States are more likely to be uninsured throughout adulthood than every other race! As many as 1 in 5 African Americans do not have health insurance.(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5370590/)

Let's protect our communities!

With the current climate of health and looking forward now is a great time to enroll in healthcare to have access to the solutions that arise to protect you from COVID-19, the flu and more!

Eleven states and the District of Colombia have opened special enrollment periods under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A special enrollment period is an opportunity to enroll for ACA health insurance outside of the yearly Open Enrollment window.

States with special enrollment periods in response to COVID-19:

California

In response to the coronavirus, Covered California, the state’s health insurance marketplace, has announced that it will extend its special enrollment period until June 30, 2020. The extension is effective immediately. 

Colorado

In response to the coronavirus, an emergency special enrollment is now open through April 3, 2020, for uninsured applicants with an April 1, 2020, effective date.

Connecticut

In response to the coronavirus, an emergency special enrollment is now open through April 2, 2020, for uninsured applicants with an April 1, 2020, effective date.

Massachusetts  

In response to the coronavirus, an emergency special enrollment is now open through April 25, 2020, for uninsured applicants with an April 1, 2020, or May 1, 2020, effective date.

Maryland

In response to the coronavirus, an emergency special enrollment is now open through April 15, 2020, for uninsured Marylanders to get coverage starting April 1, 2020, only at Maryland Health Connection.

Minnesota

In response to the coronavirus, an emergency special enrollment is now open through April 21, 2020, for uninsured applicants with an April 1, 2020, effective date.

Nevada

In response to the coronavirus, a special enrollment period (SEP) is available from March 17th through April 15th only at Nevada Health Link. Effective date can be April 1, 2020, or May 1, 2020.

New York

In response to the coronavirus, eligible individuals who enroll in Qualified Health Plans through April 15, 2020, will have coverage effective April 1, 2020, or May 1, 2020.

Rhode Island

In response to the coronavirus, a special enrollment period (SEP) is now available through April 15th only at Health Source RI. April 1, 2020, or May 1, 2020, effective date.

Vermont

In response to the coronavirus, an emergency special enrollment is now open through April 17, 2020, for uninsured applicants with an April 1, 2020, or May 1, 2020, effective date.

Washington

In response to the coronavirus, the Washington Health Benefit Exchange announced a limited-time special enrollment period through April 8, 2020, for qualified individuals who are currently without insurance.

District of Colombia

In response to the coronavirus, an emergency special enrollment is now open through June 15, 2020, for uninsured applicants.

 

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Article Credit; https://www.ehealthinsurance.com/resources/coronavirus-updates/states-respond-to-covid-19-outbreak-with-health-insurance-special-enrollment-periods?allid=ifp11380000&campaign=ifp_broadcast_q12020_covid_news_0401_app

 

Visit www.cdc.gov for more information on COVID-19

 

 

 


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