The Biden Administration has opened up a special enrollment period at HealthCare.gov to give people who need health insurance a new opportunity to get covered through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace. You don’t need to show a loss of coverage or other major life change, which is normally required  when signing up outside the annual open enrollment period. And, if you enrolled in an ACA marketplace plan during last year’s open enrollment, you can change plans during this special enrollment period.
 
The coverage offered at HealthCare.gov is comprehensive and might be more affordable than you think. If you, or someone you know, doesn’t have coverage, check out your options during this special enrollment period from February 15 through May 15, 2021.
 
In WNC, Pisgah Legal Services offers free assistance in picking the best plan for individuals and families with a trained ACA counselor. Make an appointment online at www.pisgahlegal.org/aca or call (828) 210-3404. All appointments are being conducted by phone.