Published onJuly 7, 2016
Have you recently lost other health coverage, moved to a new home in a new ZIP code or county, gotten married, or had a baby? When big changes happen in life, you may be able to enroll in Marketplace health insurance right away with a .
Click the button below, and answer a few questions about your major life change to find out if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period:
SEE IF YOU QUALIFY
If you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period, you’ll have 60 days from the life event to enroll. When you apply, you’ll also find out if you qualify for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). If you do, coverage can start the day you apply or earlier.
When you apply, you must attest that the information you provide on the application is true, including the facts that qualify you for a Special Enrollment Period. You may be asked to submit documents that prove your eligibility to enroll.
If you already think you qualify
Start an application for Marketplace health insurance by visiting the screener landing page and selecting the third button.
Learn more about applying with a Special Enrollment Period.
Published onJune 30, 2016
If you recently retired and aren’t eligible for Medicare yet, you may be able to get health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace®.
Published onJune 23, 2016
If you recently had or adopted a baby, you may qualify for a . This means you can apply and enroll in or change Marketplace health plans outside Open Enrollment.
Published onJune 9, 2016
If you have a Marketplace health plan and your income or household has recently changed, you should report the major life change as soon as possible.
Published onJune 3, 2016
If you or your family are moving (or have moved in the past 60 days), you may still be able to enroll in affordable family health insurance this year through a .
Published onJuly 1, 2015
Thinking about moving, getting married, having a baby, or changing jobs? When you make big decisions in life, you may be eligible to buy or change Health Insurance Marketplace® coverage outside the yearly Open Enrollment Period.
Published onMarch 15, 2015
Open enrollment for 2015 is over. But if you owe a fee on your taxes for not having health coverage in 2014 and don’t yet have health coverage for 2015, you may still be able to get coverage for 2015.
Published onFebruary 25, 2015
Most people who didn’t have qualifying health coverage in 2014 must either pay a fee or qualify for a “health coverage exemption.”
You may qualify for an exemption if you experienced certain life events, like changes in income, your household size, or health coverage, or if you’re a member of certain groups. If you qualify, you don’t have to pay the fee.
Published onFebruary 16, 2015
Open enrollment is over. But if you were trying to enroll on February 15 and couldn’t finish, you may still be able to get coverage.
Published onFebruary 4, 2015
There's still time to enroll in a plan for 2015 that meets your needs and budget, but time is running out to apply. February 15 is your last chance to enroll for coverage in 2015.