Beginning this year, consumers will have an extra 30 days to review and choose health plans on HealthCare.gov. Most Virginians will need to sign up during the Open Enrollment Period to have coverage in 2022. If you do not sign up during Open Enrollment you may not be able to sign up for 2022 coverage, unless you lose other health insurance coverage (including Medicaid/FAMIS); move outside your current insurer’s covered area; or have a qualifying life event, like getting married or having/adopting a child.
Choosing the right insurance plan can be difficult and people with an inherited bleeding disorder should pay close attention to deductibles and in-network coverage for Hemophilia Treatment Centers (HTCs).Virginians interested in purchasing health insurance through the Marketplace can find a local Navigator or CAC at coverva.org/en/find-help-in-your-area, or go to healthcare.gov, or call 1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325) to apply on your own. Also, your HTC social worker is available to provide you with education to help you find the plan that best meets your needs.
NEW Special Enrollment Period on the Health Insurance Marketplace Did you or someone you know miss the August 15, 2021 Special Enrollment deadline? If you were eligible for unemployment benefits at any time during 2021 you are now eligible for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP), to buy health insurance through the Marketplace. This means you do not have to wait for the Open Enrollment Period to shop for a Marketplace plan.
This SEP is only available to Virginians through a special process. If you think you may be eligible for this SEP, contact a Navigator or Certified Application Counselor (CAC) to apply. Go here to find a local Navigator or CAC.