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Published onJuly 7, 2016

Can you enroll in health insurance now?

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

Special Enrollment Period
.

Image: {Woman wondering if she qualifies for a special enrollment period}

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.

IMPORTANT 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

Retired? You have health insurance options

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

Having a baby? You may be able to get or change health insurance outside Open Enrollment

If you recently had or adopted a baby, you may qualify for a

Special Enrollment Period
. This means you can apply and enroll in or change Marketplace health plans outside Open Enrollment.

Published onJune 3, 2016

Planning a move? You and your family may be able to enroll in health insurance

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

Special Enrollment Period
.

Published onJuly 1, 2015

Having a major life event? You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period

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 onFebruary 4, 2015

Last chance for 2015 coverage

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.