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June 15, 2017

Recently lose health insurance? You may be eligible for Marketplace coverage

If you or anyone in your household lost qualifying health coverage in the past 60 days or expects to lose coverage in the next 60 days, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. This means you may be able to enroll in Marketplace health insurance for the rest of 2017.

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What coverage losses count?

If you lost or will lose coverage from any of these sources, you may be eligible to apply through a Special Enrollment Period:

  • Your job
  • Individual health coverage for a plan or policy you bought yourself
  • COBRA
  • Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Medicare
  • Coverage through a family member’s plan

Apply with a Special Enrollment Period

  • To apply, create an account or log into an existing one.
  • When you apply, you must confirm that the information on your application is true. You may be asked to submit documents to confirm your life change, like a letter from your employer or insurance company that supports coverage loss.

Losing qualifying health coverage isn’t the only life event that qualifies you to enroll in a plan outside Open Enrollment. You may also be eligible if you’ve had other life changes — like getting married, moving, or having a baby. Answer a few questions to see if you qualify.

June 8, 2017

3 ways: report income & household changes

If you have Marketplace health insurance and your income or household changed — like if you had a baby, got a raise, or someone in your household got new job-based coverage — you should update your application as soon as possible.

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See the full list of changes you should report.

Why it’s important to report changes

  • Certain changes may qualify you for a Special Enrollment Period, allowing you to change plans outside Open Enrollment.
  • The changes may also affect the savings and coverage options you qualify for.
  • If you don’t report changes, you could wind up owing more—or less—when you file your next federal tax return.

3 ways to report changes to the Marketplace

Get more information on reporting changes after you’re enrolled.

June 1, 2017

New parents: You have health insurance options

If you gave birth or adopted a baby in the past 60 days, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period to enroll in or change Marketplace health plans for the rest of 2017. Your new coverage can start the day of the birth or adoption—even if you enroll in the plan up to 60 days afterward.

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Enroll through a Special Enrollment Period

  • To apply for Marketplace coverage for the rest of 2017 through a Special Enrollment Period, create an account or log into an existing one.
  • You may be asked to submit documents, like a birth certificate, to confirm the birth or adoption.

More on Special Enrollment Periods

  • Having a baby isn’t the only life event that qualifies you to enroll in a plan outside Open Enrollment.
  • You may also be eligible if you’ve had other life changes, like getting married, moving, or losing health coverage you had through a job.
  • Answer a few questions to see if you qualify.

Learn more about getting coverage outside Open Enrollment.

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