News

Actions

New open enrollment period for health insurance will begin February 15

Healthcare.gov website
Posted at 5:39 PM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 19:39:55-05

GREAT FALLS — Montana residents have another opportunity to enroll in a health insurance plan on the health insurance exchange starting February 15, 2021 and running through May 15, 2021. If you sign up for a policy on February 15, 2021 coverage will begin on March 1, 2021.

The new enrollment period comes after President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order on January 28 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Montanans can learn more about available plans and eligibility by visiting HealthCare.gov.

Consumers switching plans need to be aware that deductibles and out-of-pocket costs may not transfer to their new policy. Some companies are also opening enrollment for small group policies not sold on the exchange.

Troy Downing, the Montana Commissioner of Securities & Insurance (CSI), said in a news release, "Montanans can work with their local insurance agent to obtain health insurance. Make sure to verify the agent is licensed by going to CSIMT.gov. If you have further questions or concerns, contact our team at 406-444-2040."

He continued, "If you lose your job, you are still eligible to get a plan on the exchange without an open enrollment period. This year, the special open enrollment will allow anyone to purchase insurance outside of the normal open enrollment period for any reason."

You can also get information by visiting the CSI website.