The Federal Health Insurance Exchange (also known as the Marketplace) Open Enrollment Period runs from November 1, 2019 to December 15, 2019, for coverage starting on January 1, 2020.
New this year: Quality ratings are displayed on HealthCare.gov when consumers view the list of plans available in their area in HealthCare.gov states this year. Under the five-star Quality Rating System, Exchange health plans are given an overall rating on a 1 to 5 scale, with 5 stars representing highest quality. The overall star rating is based on three categories: Medical Care, Member Experience and Plan Administration. In some cases — such as when plans are new to the Exchange or have low enrollment — ratings may not be available.
On October 25, 2019, CMS launched updates to window shopping (the “See plans & prices” page on HealthCare.gov) which lets consumers browse plans without logging in, creating an account, or filling out the official application. Starting November 1, consumers can log in to HealthCare.gov and CuidadodeSalud.gov to enroll in a 2020 Exchange health plan.
- 2020 Open Enrollment: https://www.healthcare.gov/
- CMS Factsheet: https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/federal-health-insurance-exchange-2020-open-enrollment