Starting on February 15, 2021 and continuing through May 15, 2021, Marketplaces using the HealthCare.gov platform will operationalize functionality to make a SEP available to all Marketplace-eligible consumers who are submitting a new application or updating an existing application. These consumers will newly be able to access the SEP through a variety of channels: through HealthCare.gov directly, the Marketplace call center, or direct enrollment channels. Additionally, consumers can work with a network of over 50,000 agents and brokers who are registered with the Marketplace, along with over 8,000 trained assisters, ready to assist consumers with their application for coverage.
Thirty-six states use the HealthCare.gov platform for the 2021 benefit year. The by state enrollment through the HealthCare.gov platform for the Individual market Exchange during the 2021 Open Enrollment Period as previously reported by CMS:
HealthCare.gov State-by-State Snapshot
|State||Cumulative Plan Selections 2021 Open Enrollment|
|Total Plan Selections||8,251,703|