Benefits coverage for enrollees in the federally-run Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) ended on April 30, 2014. PCIP benefits were not extended to May. This temporary program, created by the Affordable Care Act, was originally scheduled to end on December 31, 2013. We were able to extend benefits coverage to enrollees for an additional four months in 2014, to help ensure they did not experience a break in health coverage as they transitioned to other coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Enrollees who did not have other coverage that began on May 1, 2014, are eligible for a 60-day special enrollment period that began on May 1, 2014, to enroll in new coverage through the Marketplace. They received a letter by mail that explains the steps to take. No matter when you enroll in other coverage through the Marketplace during the 60-day special enrollment period, your new coverage will still be effective back to May 1. This way, you avoid a break in your health coverage.