Life change? You may be eligible for health coverage for the rest of 2020

Published on September 3, 2020

If you recently lost health coverage, got married, had a baby, or experienced another
life event
, you may qualify for a
Special Enrollment Period
to enroll in or change Marketplace coverage for the rest of 2020.
Image: 4 types of life events for Special Enrollment Period eligibility

What counts as a life event?

There are 4 basic types of qualifying life events:
  • Loss of health coverage, like losing your job-based or student health plan
  • Changes in household, like getting married or divorced, having a baby, or adopting a child
  • Changes in residence, like moving to a different ZIP code or state
  • Other changes that impact your income or status, like gaining membership in a federally recognized tribe

How to apply with a Special Enrollment Period