Tufts Health Plan reads the latest DOI Bulletin as creating a Special Enrollment Period for individuals that are currently uninsured, not the group market.
In the employer group space, a qualifying life event (as defined by the IRS) is required to enroll in coverage off-cycle. There has been no guidance from regulators that this will be changing given COVID-19. We will continue to honor any of the identified qualifying life events, such as loss of current coverage, changes in household, etc.
For non-group, the SEP will now be open through May 25. Also for non-group Connector members who haven't paid their premium, they will not be termed in April.