How to Switch from Employer’s Insurance to State Marketplace during Different Open Enrollment Periods?

Hi everyone, I'm a bit confused about what to do since my state's open enrollment and my employer's open enrollment are on different dates. It's my first time dealing with this situation, and here's the deal: Massachusetts just started its open enrollment period for 2024, which runs from November 1st to January 23rd. My current health insurance through my employer is quite expensive, and I'd like to switch to a plan from the state's marketplace.

The challenge is that my company's open enrollment is scheduled for February to March, and I can't make any changes before that time. By the time my employer's open enrollment period rolls around, the marketplace will be closed until the next season. Can anyone provide guidance on how I can transition from my current employer's plan to a marketplace plan?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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