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Find out if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period

Published on March 21, 2024

You may be able to enroll in or change your Marketplace plan outside of Open Enrollment. Life events or changes may open a Special Enrollment Period for you.ย 
Two women holding moving boxes and smiling, with text, "Life change? Your savings and coverage options may change, too."Two women holding moving boxes and smiling, with text, "Life change? Your savings and coverage options may change, too."

What kinds of life events?

  • Changes in household, like getting married or having a baby
  • Changes in residence, like moving or going away to school
  • Loss of health insurance, like job-based or individual coverage

I experienced a life event. What do I do next?

Report your change to the Marketplace by updating your application. You can do this online, by phone, or in person.ย 
Not sure if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period? Answer a few questions and find out your options. We'll also tell you if you may qualify for free or low-cost health coverage through Medicaid or the Childrenโ€™s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

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