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Karla Wilson Earns 2021 Special Enrollment Period Award

Connecting Consumers with Coverage Award

As a result of helping new consumers actively apply for and enroll in Marketplace coverage during the 2021 Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, Karla Wilson has been recognized with the Connecting Consumers with Coverage Award. Through her commitment and support to clients during this critical time, she has made an impact in the community by helping uninsured and underserved Americans access health insurance coverage.

“Enrolling people in quality, affordable coverage for the first time is important to me. I’m proud to have been recognized by CMS for enrolling new consumers in Marketplace coverage during the 2021 Special Enrollment Period.”

Karla Wilson

Vice President, Individual Health, Medicare Product Advisor

Overview of the COVID-19 Special Enrollment Period

Now through Aug. 15, 2021, this SEP is available through Exchanges using the platform to all Exchange-eligible consumers who are submitting a new application or updating an existing application. States using their own Exchange platforms are strongly encouraged to make a similar SEP available in their states.
Consumers seeking to take advantage of this SEP can find out if they are eligible by visiting Consumers will have 30 days after they submit their application to choose a plan.
  • Consumers who are eligible and enroll under this SEP will be able to select a plan with coverage that starts prospectively the first of the month after plan selection.
  • Current enrollees will be able to change to any available plan in their area without restriction to the same level of coverage as their current plan.
As a result of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), additional premium cost savings is available through starting April 1, 2021, that may lower premium costs or allow individuals to enroll in a higher-level plan at the same cost. Also, beginning in early July, consumers who are eligible for unemployment compensation for any week during 2021 may be eligible for additional cost savings through the Exchange.