NJ | New Jersey has issued Bulletin No. 20-35.
The purpose of this Bulletin is to advise carriers and other interested parties that the Department has identified a situation where an “exceptional circumstances” Special Enrollment Period (SEP) is necessary.
The triggering event for this new SEP is the date of confirmation of pregnancy by the health care provider. The effective date of coverage is either of the following dates, at the option of the individual:
(1) the first of the month in which the individual receives confirmation of pregnancy from a health care provider; or
(2) the first of the month following the date the individual makes a plan selection.
When an individual enrolls dependents via this SEP, the dependents receive the same effective date selected by the individual. The Department is making all necessary operational and programmatic changes that are necessary to make this SEP available after open enrollment ends on January 31, 2021 and is directing health plans to do the same.