February 15, 2020
2021 Special Open Enrollment Period
For Medicaid/Market Exchange Insurance
Columbus, Ohio – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) determined that the COVID-19 emergency presents exceptional circumstances for consumers in accessing health insurance and will provide a Special Open Enrollment Period for individuals and families to apply and enroll in Medicaid and the Marketplace insurance.
Beginning February 15, 2021 and continuing through May 15, 2021, Marketplaces using the HealthCare.gov platform will make a Special Open enrollment available to all Marketplace-eligible consumers who are submitting a new application or updating an existing application. PrimaryOne Health’s Certified Application Counselors (CACs) will work with local private and public agencies to assist individuals who need access to marketplace insurance. Individuals who would like to schedule an appointment with a CAC can contact PrimaryOne Health at 614-620-8088.
The COVID-19 national emergency has presented unprecedented challenges for the public. Millions of Americans are facing uncertainty and millions of Americans are experiencing new health problems during the pandemic. “This pandemic has disproportionally affected black and brown communities. This Special Open Enrollment period is critically needed to provide insurance to individuals and families in need,” said PrimaryOne Health Chief Executive Officer, Charleta B. Tavares.
In operation since 1997, PrimaryOne Health provides comprehensive physical, mental health and substance use disorder services to insured, and underinsured residents throughout Franklin and Pickaway Counties. The organization operates twelve (12) health center locations and is the oldest and largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Central Ohio.
Working to provide access to services to improve the health status of families, PrimaryOne Health offers comprehensive primary care, OB-GYN, pediatric, vision, dental, behavioral health, nutrition, pharmacy, physical therapy and specialty care services to over 48,000 patients. PrimaryOne Health is a proud member of the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC) and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). For more information about PrimaryOne Health and its programs, go to www.primaryonehealth.org.