Your Guide to the March-April SEP, and Beyond

Dear Partners,

Even though open enrollment ended in March, there are still opportunities for some consumers to enroll in affordable health coverage. Consumers who experience certain life-changing events, such as a marriage or birth, as well as events that lead to a loss of health coverage, can allow consumers to qualify for a “special enrollment period” (SEP), in which consumers can enroll in coverage outside of open enrollment.

Additionally, this year there is an SEP from March 15 to April 30 for some consumers who are subject to the penalty for not having health insurance in 2014.

To assist with your post-open enrollment efforts, we’ve created several resources to help explain special enrollment periods to consumers and talk about the different types available. This Special Enrollment Period toolkit includes:

We hope you will find these resources helpful and share them with any partners who may also benefit from the information. If you have any questions, please contact Rachelle Rubinow at

Thank you for your continued advocacy,

The Community Catalyst Outreach and Enrollment Team

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