Can you get health coverage for the rest of 2019?

Published on September 5, 2019

Outside the yearly Open Enrollment Period, you can only enroll in or change coverage if you qualify for a
Special Enrollment Period
for a Marketplace plan,
, or the
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
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Important: Even if none of the options on this page work for you, you can apply for 2020 Marketplace coverage starting November 1, 2019.

Do I qualify for a Special Enrollment Period?

If you experience certain types of life changes — like losing health coverage, getting married, or having a baby — you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period to enroll in a Marketplace plan for the rest of 2019.
If you know you qualify, create an account or log into an existing one to start a Marketplace application. If you’re not sure you qualify, answer a few fast questions to find out.

Do I qualify for Medicaid or CHIP?

You can apply for Medicaid and CHIP any time of year.
To apply, fill out a Marketplace application or apply directly through your state Medicaid agency. Get more information on applying for Medicaid/CHIP.