The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) report that over 1.5 million Americans signed up for health insurance since February 15, 2021, the start of the 2021 Marketplace Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for consumers in HealthCare.gov States, through June 30, 2021, including approximately 373,000 signups from in the month of June.
The number of new plan selections from the start of the SEP opportunity on February 15 through June 30 represents a substantial increase in enrollment from the same period in 2020 and 2019, when 625,000 and 443,000 consumers signed up for Marketplace coverage, respectively. In previous years, SEPs were available primarily only for qualifying life events, whereas this year the Biden-Harris Administration opened a SEP to all Americans in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.
2021 SEP by State Snapshot – Year over Year Comparison
|State||Feb 15 to June 30, 2021||Feb 15 to June 30, 2020|
|Total Plan Selections||1,522,283||625,183|