Open Enrollment for Plan Year 2022 is underway. These past two years, the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) has brought to light how important it is to have health insurance. In order to give consumers more time to find a health plan, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) permanently extended Open Enrollment, which now runs from November 1 through January 15 each year.
Although most states default to these federal dates, some states, namely those with their own State-Based Marketplaces (SBMs), have varying Open Enrollment Periods. This year three new states have joined those operating their own SBM — Kentucky, Maine, and New Mexico — bringing the total to 18.
Open Enrollment provides both new and existing consumers the opportunity to shop for health and/or dental plans that best fit their needs. It’s important to brush up on basic shopping terms and to be aware of your state’s enrollment period. To help with plan selection, many states, particularly those states that set up their own exchanges, offer sophisticated online consumer decision support tools to help new and renewing customers pick plans that fit their needs. Simply enter your preferred providers, including how often you see them, prescriptions you are taking, and some additional basic information like zip code and household size. You’ll then be presented with plans that meet your search requirements along with their monthly premiums. If you are not comfortable with the electronic decision support tool, or just want a second opinion, you always have an option to call a call center or a local insurance broker certified to assist with Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans. The best news: due to the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) subsidies, many plans offered on exchanges come with very low, even $0 premium plans. Select your state from the drop down below to see when and where to shop.
|wdt_ID||State||Marketplace Type||2022 Plan Year Enrollment Window|
|1||Alabama||HealthCare.gov||November 1, 2021 – January 15, 2022|
|2||Alaska||HealthCare.gov||November 1, 2021 – January 15, 2022|
|3||Arizona||HealthCare.gov||November 1, 2021 – January 15, 2022|
|4||Arkansas||HealthCare.gov||November 1, 2021 – January 15, 2022|
|5||California||SBM - Covered California||November 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022|
|6||Colorado||SBM - Connect for Health CO||November 1, 2021 – January 15, 2022|
|7||Connecticut||SBM - Access Health CT||November 1, 2021 – January 15, 2022|
|8||Delaware||HealthCare.gov||November 1, 2021 – January 15, 2022|
|9||Florida||HealthCare.gov||November 1, 2021 – January 15, 2022|
|10||Georgia||HealthCare.gov||November 1, 2021 – January 15, 2022|
|State||Marketplace Type||2022 Plan Year Enrollment Window|