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Time to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace

May 26, 2021 / US

For drivers and delivery people who need health insurance, now is the time to apply for a healthcare plan.

Uber is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to encourage anyone using our platform who needs health insurance to enroll now here. We hope that drivers — who over the last year helped get essential workers to their jobs and food to people at home — take advantage of this opportunity to get affordable health insurance.

More people than ever before will qualify for financial help with their health coverage. 4 out of 5 who enroll in a health plan can find a plan for $10 or less per month, with government financial assistance. Drivers and delivery people may be eligible for more savings and lower costs on health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.   Anyone who needs health insurance at this time can take this opportunity to look for coverage and see if they qualify for savings on a Marketplace plan. Consumers won’t need to provide any documentation of a qualifying event (e.g., loss of coverage or a move), which is usually required for Special Enrollment Period eligibility. 

Drivers can enroll or change Health Insurance Marketplace plans through August 15, 2021 with the 2021 Special Enrollment Period for the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency. After they apply, they have 30 days to select a plan. Drivers can also enroll or change plans anytime if they qualify for:

 • A Special Enrollment Period due to a life event like losing other coverage, getting married, moving, or having a baby 

• Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

After drivers submit their application, they have 30 days to enroll in a plan. Coverage starts the first day of the month after they enroll. See details 

Over the last year Uber helped millions of drivers and delivery people apply for pandemic unemployment assistance and access financial assistance when they were diagnosed with COVID-19.