Last Updated on November 2, 2020 by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

SOURCE: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

The Open Enrollment Period for the Federal Health Insurance Exchange officially began at on Sunday, November 1 and will run through Tuesday, December 15.

Consumers will be able to log in to and or call 1-800-318-2596 to fill out an application and enroll in a 2021 Exchange health plan for coverage starting as soon as January 1, 2021.

Current enrollees who don’t update their application and enroll in a plan by the deadline on December 15, 2020 will generally be automatically enrolled in the same plan, or another plan with the same insurance company intended to be as similar as possible. If that’s not available, they will generally be enrolled in another plan with a different insurance company. Consumers who miss the deadline to re-enroll in a plan of their choice during Open Enrollment will also not be able to make any plan changes until the next coverage year, unless they qualify for certain Special Enrollment Periods.