The time is now to look at your options and get ready to enroll in a health plan this Open Enrollment period.


2020 Open Enrollment has ended, but you may still be able to get covered...

If you missed the deadline to enroll in health coverage, you may have options:

Special Enrollment Period (SEP): If you have experienced certain life events—like losing health coverage, moving, getting married, or having a baby—you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

To see if you're eligible or to learn more, visit:

State Deadlines: Some states have varying deadlines for the Open Enrollment 2020 period, which means you may still have an opportunity to get covered, though your coverage may start later in the year. 

You can find more information on states' deadlines in the chart below:

StateDeadlineExchange Website
CaliforniaJanuary 31
ColoradoJanuary 15
Washington, D.C.January 31
IdahoDecember 16
MassachusettsJanuary 23
MinnesotaDecember 23
New YorkJanuary 31
Rhode IslandDecember 31

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) remains the law of the land, and the Open Enrollment has begun. So we want to give you the information you need to enroll to get coverage in 2020.

Here are three things you need to know for the 2020 ACA Open Enrollment period. You can also watch our video below:

1. This year’s Open Enrollment takes place November 1 to December 15, 2019.

It is important to sign up for insurance during this period, and pay your first month’s premium, so you have coverage for 2020. With health coverage, you will have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you and your family are protected in case the unexpected happens.

- To see if you're eligible or to explore your coverage options go to or

- If you need help enrolling, you can visit to get in-person help in your area.

- This year’s Open Enrollment period is 45 days. For 2020 coverage, you must enroll by December 15!

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2. Shop around to find the best option for you and your family.

No two plans are the same, and coverage options change from year to year. The good news is there are tools available to compare plans so you can choose the one that’s best for you and your family. Whether enrolling in coverage for the first time, or renewing your coverage during Open Enrollment, it is important to shop around.

To compare plans, visit or Once on the site, you can put in your ZIP code to see a list of plans available in your area.

3. Most people enrolling in coverage during Open Enrollment qualify for financial help.

Whether you are renewing your current plan or signing up for health coverage for the first time, you may qualify for financial support to buy a plan. Click here, or here, to see if you qualify for financial help, or call (800) 318-2596.

In most cases, financial help will significantly reduce the cost of purchasing coverage, so it is important to see if you qualify. In 2019, 87% of enrollees received financial help that significantly reduced the cost of purchasing health coverage through the Marketplace.

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ACA Telephonic Town Hall

UnidosUS hosted a telephonic town hall on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) 2020 Open Enrollment Period. Similar to a radio call-in program, a telephonic town hall allows you to participate in an interactive town hall meeting from the comfort of your home. 

UnidosUS held this event to provide important information on the Affordable Care Act, open enrollment, and healthcare in general. The hosts encouraged callers to make a choice in plans, explained qualifications for coverage under the ACA, and explored financial assistance options.

If you missed our town hall, click here for a full audio recording of our event.

Stay connected

Since 2013, the ACA has provided 20 million Americans, including four million Latino adults and 600,000 Latino children, with access to health coverage and care. The 2020 Open Enrollment period provides our community with an opportunity to build on this historic progress.

Make sure to check back with us at for updates and additional resources so you and your family can get ready to get covered!

And visit our blog!

Be sure to check out the UnidosUS blog for updates and related stories on the ACA and the open enrollment period. We've shared a few below:

A court decision could set a dangerous precedent for the ACA

The Affordable Care Act: 3 things to know about buying health coverage for 2020