Tips for a successful open enrollment

Everything you need to know about this year’s open enrollment.

With open enrollment in full swing, we wanted to reiterate some helpful tips to ensure a successful open enrollment for you and your clients.

Key selling points for our individual and family plans

  • Sharp Health Plan provides affordable access to Sharp HealthCare through Covered California, including Sharp Community Medical Group (SCMG), Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group and all Sharp hospitals.
  • Sharp Health Plan has reduced their rates across their Platinum, Gold, and Silver tier plans for 2020, with significant savings on their Silver tier plans both on and off-exchange.
  • Our Sharp Silver 70 HMO Performance Plan will be available off-exchange starting with a Jan. 1, 2020 effective date.
  • Sharp Health Plan’s average rate reduction (-8.3%) was the largest decrease in the region among carriers on Covered California, with select plans reduced up to 15%.
  • In addition to having some of the lowest rates in the region, Sharp Health Plan continues to be recognized in California and nationally for their affordable, high-quality care and service. Visit honors and accreditation to find out more.

Important dates

Open enrollment for IFP starts Oct. 15, 2019 and runs through Jan. 31, 2020. The following effective dates will apply:

For coverage effective on:We must receive a complete application by:
Jan. 1, 2020Dec. 20, 2019
Feb. 1, 2020Jan. 31, 2020


We must receive your client’s first premium payment by the 25th before their coverage month begins. If full payment is not received by the 25th, or within the grace period, you will need to submit a new application.

Updates for off-exchange clients

  • Applications can be completed on our website or by fax or mail. Online applications are processed within 48 business hours of receipt; applying online is recommended for quicker processing. Please contact us if you would like a personalized enrollment link for your clients.
  • All off-exchange applicants, including both new members to Sharp Health Plan and existing members applying with a new address, will need to submit proof of residency (POR) documents this year. These POR documents must be submitted within 10 business days of submitting an application. Find out more about the proof of residency requirement.


If you have any questions, please contact our IFP sales team.