In response to COVID-19, Anthem opened a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) from now until April 15, 2020 (expanded from April 3, 2020) to make benefits available to employees in fully-Insured small and large groups who previously waived participation in employer-sponsored plans.
Employees who were eligible for benefits during employers’ Open Enrollment are eligible for this SEP if they had previously waived coverage. Employers will follow the standard process of sending updated enrollments to Anthem, just as they would for any qualifying event or enrollment period.
For self-insured employers, it is up to each employer to determine if they wish to offer the special enrollment period.
Contact your NEEBCo representative with questions.