Emergency Regulation Opens Special Enrollment Period

On January 19, 2022, Commissioner Conway adopted Emergency Regulation 22-E-03. This regulation creates a special enrollment period in the state that allows enrollment in an individual health benefit plan from January 16, 2022, through March 16, 2022. The commissioner adopted this emergency regulation in response to local wildfires and the rise of the Omicron variant. Any coverage provided by an individual health plan that a person enrolls in during this special enrollment period will have an effective date of the first day of the month following plan selection.

Employers should be aware that this special enrollment period is for qualified individuals applying for new coverage. It does not apply to employees who are enrolled in the employer’s group health plan (if the plan complies with the ACA), absent a separate triggering event.

Emergency Regulation 22-E-03 »