First of the month start date
Qualified consumers will receive a first of the month start date following their plan selection. Sharp Health Plan will continue to accept individual and family plan applications for both your on- and off-exchange clients through April 30th, 2020. The following effective dates will apply.
|For coverage effective on:||We must receive a complete application by:|
|March 1, 2020||February 29, 2020|
|April 1, 2020||March 31, 2020*|
|May 1, 2020||April 30 2020|
|Jun 1, 2020||May 31, 2020|
|July 1, 2020||Jun 30, 2020|
|August 1, 2020||July 31, 2020|
*Last day to enroll and avoid a coverage gap, state tax penalty.
State tax penalty information
Consumers who enroll by March 31st will not have a state tax penalty. However, consumers who wait and enroll in April will have to pay a penalty for their coverage gap period (e.g., four months of coverage gap for a coverage start date of May 1st). Visit coveredca.com for more tax penalty information, like details on getting financial help, resources for estimating tax penalties and facts on qualifying exemptions.