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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis: Some States Open Enrollment for Health Insurance


Update – July 20, 2020

We have updated this blog post to reflect which states have ended or extended their open enrollment periods.

With the spread of the new 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:

Open enrollment has ended in these states, unless you qualify for a special enrollment period (for example: loss of job, decrease of income or other qualifying life event):

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

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Hi Mehgan! Welcome to the AAFA forums! 

If their office is closed, can you email them and express your concerns? I know for us, many appts and procedures that we had scheduled have been canceled. 

I get allergy shots to help prevent my asthma from triggering . But my
allergy/asthma Dr is closed right now . So how do I get my shot

On Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 1:54 PM Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America <> wrote:
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