Update – April 6, 2020
We have updated this blog post to include the District of Columbia, Minnesota and Vermont. Several states have extended their deadlines as indicated.
With the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), many uninsured people are concerned about medical costs if they get sick. Several states have opened up their health care exchanges for a special open enrollment period. Some states are also giving people who’ve lost their jobs the chance to enroll.
If you need insurance, you can enroll in the following states:
- California – deadline June 30 (extended)
- Colorado – deadline April 30 (extended)
- Connecticut – deadline April 17 (extended)
- District of Columbia – open indefinitely
- Maryland – deadline June 15 (extended)
- Massachusetts – deadline April 25
- Minnesota – deadline May 25 (extended)
- Nevada – deadline April 15
- New York – deadline April 15
- Rhode Island – deadline April 15
- Vermont – deadline April 17
- Washington – deadline April 8
If you lost health care coverage because you recently lost your job, you may also qualify to get health insurance from the federal health insurance marketplace at Healthcare.gov.