Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for 2018 coverage ended on 12/15/2017. However, the entire state of Georgia is eligible for a two-week emergency extension of the Dec. 15 open enrollment window because of the statewide emergency declaration for Hurricane Irma. The new deadline for 2018 coverage is Dec. 31, 2017.

The applicant has to be “affected” by the storm, but the government is considering them eligible “if they reside, or resided at the start of the incident period,” in the emergency area. For Georgia, that means the whole state. People have to sign up via the phone line, not on the website. The phone line is 1-800-318-2596. The website will likely tell a Georgia enrollee, incorrectly, that he or she is probably not eligible for an extension. More information can be found at this AJC article. 

We are here to help for FREE to assist with enrollment, exemptions, and other information. Call or email for appointments!  404.688.2524 x116 or

Outreach and enrollment is one way to show our community’s collective strength. If anything changes about coverage options for 2018, we will be here to help you understand what it means for you. Thank you for your continued partnership and for joining us in this fight.


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The Health Initiative is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Georgia’s LGBTQ community through education, support, access to care and advocacy. We work directly with LGBTQ Georgians and LGBTQ-friendly providers.

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