Affordable Care Act
29 States (and Counting) Where you Can get Insurance After the Deadline
Updated on October 21, 2019
eHealth has identified 29 states where at least one health insurance company will extend the period of time in which they’ll accept a health insurance application for health coverage after the official end of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment period on February 15, 2015.
The new deadlines in these states are as follows:
- February 23, 2015 – States with at least one health insurance company accepting applications until February 23 include: Massachusetts.
- February 24, 2015 – States with at least one health insurance company accepting applications until February 24 include: Louisiana.
- February 25, 2015 – States with at least one health insurance company accepting applications until February 25 include: Arizona, Florida, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas.
- February 28, 2015 – States with at least one health insurance company accepting applications until February 28 include: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York , Ohio, Oregon, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
- March 15, 2015 – States with at least one health insurance company accepting applications until march 15 include: New Mexico
If you’re uninsured, and still want to enroll in a health insurance plan or avoid potential tax penalties in 2015, visit eHealth.com today. We can help you review your options and speak with a licensed agent or representative at eHealth’s Health Insurance Hotline: 877-803-2369.
The Affordable Care Act’s 2015 nationwide annual open enrollment period for individual and family health insurance began on November 15, 2014 and ended February 15, 2015. The fact that some insurance companies have opted to continue accepting applications after the enrollment deadline means consumers without mandate-meeting coverage for two months or more in 2015 may be subject to a penalty when they file their 2015 federal taxes.
Without a qualifying life event, consumers generally cannot purchase major medical coverage before the next annual enrollment period. The information in this article pertains only to shoppers purchasing non-subsidized ACA-compliant coverage outside of government-run exchanges, through private marketplaces such as eHealth. Health insurance companies in other states may also decide to accept applications beyond the February 15, 2015 deadline.
Notes * Information contained in this article is based solely on eHealth’s review of data provided to it by insurance companies with which eHealth has a relationship. Any insurance company’s decision to offer coverage beyond the standard February 15, 2015 deadline is subject to change or other conditions, and eHealth cannot guarantee that any insurance company will continue to accept applications. In some cases, insurance companies accepting applications after February 15, 2015 may only accept such applications from consumers who began, but did not complete, the enrollment process before the February 15, 2015 deadline. Some insurance companies may only serve limited areas within a state.