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New Special Enrollment Period for Health Insurance Marketplace

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the president issued an Executive Order extending open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from February 15, 2021 – August 15, 2021.

During the Special Enrollment Period (SEP), Americans who are uninsured for any reason may purchase health insurance through the ACA marketplace. Individuals who are already insured through the ACA but would like to change their current plan may do so at this time as well. Visit to get started and read frequently asked questions about the SEP.

Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center can assist people needing health insurance. Trained Certified Application Counselors are available to work remotely one-on-one to help ensure that enrollees receive the premium subsidies and cost-sharing reductions they may be income-qualified to receive. Call your local UGL office today for an appointment. Find locations and phone numbers here.

Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) is a Federally Qualified Health Center and is a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Deemed Facility.
UGL receives funding from The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and has Federal Public Health Service deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims for itself and its covered individuals.
This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H80CS26511 Health Center Cluster, total award amount of $1,839,050 with 89.9 % financed from nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.