Over 1.5 million people selected a 2021 health plan through the federally facilitated marketplace between Feb. 15 and June 30 during the special enrollment period created in response to the COVID-19 emergency, with an additional 600,000 enrolling through the 15 state-based marketplaces, the Department of Health and Human Services reported today.
On April 1, the American Rescue Plan Act made more people eligible for marketplace subsidies and increased the amount of the subsidies. According to CMS, the average monthly premium fell by 25% and the median deductible by almost 90% for people enrolling since April.
For resources to help promote the SEP, which runs through Aug. 15, see the Get Covered 2021 digital toolkit. AHA is a member of the non-partisan Get Covered 2021 coalition, which works to prevent COVID-19 transmission and expand coverage.