Moving? You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period

Published on August 14, 2015

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Summer is the most popular season for moving. But there are some things you can’t pack in boxes — like the peace of mind you get from having health insurance.
Health Insurance Options When MovingHealth Insurance Options When Moving
Moving can be stressful, but enrolling in a health plan that suits your new life doesn’t have to be. If you’re moving, whether out of state or within your current state, you may be able to get Marketplace health insurance coverage with a
Special Enrollment Period (SEP)
. This means you can enroll in or change your plan outside the annual
Open Enrollment Period
. In most cases, you’ll have 60 days from your move date to enroll in new coverage or change your plan.
Depending on where you move, you may have new options, prices, and savings available to you.
Not sure if you qualify? Answer a few quick questions and we’ll tell you if you qualify and explain how to apply and enroll.
Note: Moving isn’t the only life change that qualifies you for a Special Enrollment Period. You may also be eligible if you’ve experienced other life changes — like if you got married, had a baby, or lost coverage you had from your job.