2021 special Enrollment Period

April 1st - August 15th, 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) has made unprecedented changes to The Affordable Care Act (ACA) that take effect 4/1/2021.   


New Changes

  • Increased premium tax credits (subsidies) for those who are currently enrolled in Marketplace coverage

  • New eligibility qualifications for premium tax credits (subsidies) for individuals and families who have an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) that's above 400% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL)





Current Marketplace enrollees must complete a new Marketplace application no later than 4/30 to have the new premium tax effect on 5/1/2021. Should you choose not to update your application throughout this special enrollment period  you will receive the increased tax credit when filing your 2021 taxes in 2022.


Those who have direct enrollment through the insurance carrier that will now qualify for a premium tax credit (subsidy) must complete an application through The Marketplace for re-enrollment in the same plan or to choose a new plan.

The Health Insurance Shoppe only represents Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) and there are no applicable fees for our servicePlease call or click the link below to schedule your appointment.  Application from our website ensures that you have a trusted Health Insurance Shoppe agent associated with your account that can assist with your coverage throughout the year.  

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