March 15, 2021

Manchin Reminds West Virginians To Apply For Health Insurance During ACA Open Enrollment Period

West Virginians interested in applying can learn more at or call at 1-844-WV-CARES.

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reminded and encouraged West Virginians to apply for health insurance coverage during the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Special Enrollment Period, which ends May 15, 2021.

“Many West Virginians and their families have lost their healthcare coverage through no fault of their own due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ACA Special Enrollment Period, which ends on May 15th, gives West Virginians the opportunity to apply for affordable, reliable healthcare for themselves and their families. I encourage West Virginians without health insurance coverage to visit to find a plan that works for you and your family before the May 15th deadline,” said Senator Manchin.

At the end of January, Senator Manchin applauded President Biden’s executive order to open the ACA for a special enrollment period to allow Americans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to apply for healthcare coverage. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Manchin urged the Trump Administration to reopen ACA enrollment to help West Virginians impacted by the pandemic apply for health insurance. In August of 2020, Senator Manchin called on the Trump Administration to create a special enrollment period, but the Administration did not take action. 

West Virginia offers free enrollment assistance to all in-state residents through the WV Navigator. You can learn more at or call at 1-844-WV-CARES.