Deadlines for Employer-Sponsored Coverage

Dates apply only to the first plan year that an employer offers coverage through the Health Connector.

Employer Application Employee Open Enrollment Period 1st Premium Payment
Coverage Effective Date Earliest Date to Start Must be Completed by Earliest Start Date Must be Started By End of Open Enrollment Must be received by
Jan 1, 2020 Nov 1, 2019 Dec 10, 2019 Nov 1, 2019 Dec 10, 2019 Dec 20, 2019 Dec 23, 2019
Feb 1, 2020 Dec 1, 2019 Jan 10, 2020 Dec 1, 2019 Jan 10, 2020 Jan 20, 2020 Jan 23, 2020
Mar 1, 2020 Jan 1, 2020 Feb 10, 2020 Jan 1, 2020 Feb 10, 2020 Feb 20, 2020 Feb 23, 2020
Apr 1, 2020 Feb 17, 2020 Mar 10, 2020 Feb 17, 2020 Mar 10, 2020 Mar 20, 2020 Mar 23, 2020
May 1, 2020 Mar 1, 2020 Apr 10, 2020 Mar 1, 2020 Apr 10, 2020 Apr 20, 2020 Apr 23, 2020
Jun 1, 2020 Apr 1, 2020 May 10, 2020 Apr 1, 2020 May 10, 2020 May 20, 2020 May 23, 2020
Jul 1, 2020 May 19, 2020 Jun 10, 2020 May 19, 2020 Jun 10, 2020 Jun 20, 2020 Jun 23, 2020
Aug 1, 2020 Jun 1, 2020 Jul 10, 2020 Jun 1, 2020 Jul 10, 2020 Jul 20, 2020 Jul 23, 2020
Sep 1, 2020 Jul 1, 2020 Aug 10, 2020 Jul 1, 2020 Aug 10, 2020 Aug 20, 2020 Aug 23, 2020
Oct 1, 2020 Aug 19, 2020 Sep 10, 2020 Aug 19, 2020 Sep 10, 2020 Sep 20, 2020 Sep 23, 2020
Nov 1, 2020 Sep 1, 2020 Oct 10, 2020 Sep 1, 2020 Oct 10, 2020 Oct 20, 2020 Oct 23, 2020
Dec 1, 2020 Oct 1, 2020 Nov 10, 2020 Oct 1, 2020 Nov 10, 2020 Nov 20, 2020 Nov 23, 2020
Jan 1, 2021 Nov 1, 2020 Dec 10, 2020 Nov 1, 2020 Dec 10, 2020 Dec 20, 2020 Dec 23, 2020

Dates apply only after completion of the first plan year of offering coverage through the Health Connector.

Employer Application Employee Open Enrollment Period
Coverage Effective Date Earliest Date to Start Must be Completed by Earliest Start Date Must be Started By End of Open Enrollment
Jan 1, 2020 Nov 1, 2019 Dec 10, 2019 Nov 1, 2019 Dec 10, 2019 Dec 20, 2019
Feb 1, 2020 Dec 1, 2019 Jan 10, 2020 Dec 1, 2019 Jan 10, 2020 Jan 20, 2020
Mar 1, 2020 Jan 1, 2020 Feb 10, 2020 Jan 1, 2020 Feb 10, 2020 Feb 20, 2020
Apr 1, 2020 Feb 17, 2020 Mar 10, 2020 Feb 17, 2020 Mar 10, 2020 Mar 20, 2020
May 1, 2020 Mar 1, 2020 Apr 10, 2020 Mar 1, 2020 Apr 10, 2020 Apr 20, 2020
Jun 1, 2020 Apr 1, 2020 May 10, 2020 Apr 1, 2020 May 10, 2020 May 20, 2020
Jul 1, 2020 May 19, 2020 Jun 10, 2020 May 19, 2020 Jun 10, 2020 Jun 20, 2020
Aug 1, 2020 Jun 1, 2020 Jul 10, 2020 Jun 1, 2020 Jul 10, 2020 Jul 20, 2020
Sep 1, 2020 Jul 1, 2020 Aug 10, 2020 Jul 1, 2020 Aug 10, 2020 Aug 20, 2020
Oct 1, 2020 Aug 19, 2020 Sep 10, 2020 Aug 19, 2020 Sep 10, 2020 Sep 20, 2020
Nov 1, 2020 Sep 1, 2020 Oct 10, 2020 Sep 1, 2020 Oct 10, 2020 Oct 20, 2020
Dec 1, 2020 Oct 1, 2020 Nov 10, 2020 Oct 1, 2020 Nov 10, 2020 Nov 20, 2020
Jan 1, 2021 Nov 1, 2020 Dec 10, 2020 Nov 1, 2020 Dec 10, 2020 Dec 20, 2020