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Published onJuly 20, 2017

Can you enroll in health insurance right now?

When big changes happen in life, like if you have or adopt a baby, move, or get married, you may be able to enroll in Marketplace health insurance for the rest of 2017 with a Special Enrollment Period.

Published onJuly 6, 2017

Submit documents to confirm your Special Enrollment Period

If you applied for Marketplace coverage through a 

Special Enrollment Period
because you moved or lost other health coverage, you may be asked to submit documents to confirm you qualify.

Published onJune 29, 2017

4 steps to find the right doctor for you

Most health plans give you the best deal on services when you see a doctor who has a contract with your health plan. You may be able to see doctors who don’t contract with your plan, but visiting an "in-network" provider usually means you'll have lower out-of-pocket costs.

Published onJune 15, 2017

Recently lose health insurance? You may be eligible for Marketplace coverage

If you or anyone in your household lost

qualifying health coverage
in the past 60 days or expects to lose coverage in the next 60 days, you may qualify for a
Special Enrollment Period
. This means you may be able to enroll in Marketplace health insurance for the rest of 2017.

Published onJune 8, 2017

3 ways: report income & household changes

If you have Marketplace health insurance and your income or household changed — like if you had a baby, got a raise, or someone in your household got new job-based coverage — you should update your application as soon as possible.

Published onJune 1, 2017

New parents: You have health insurance options

If you gave birth or adopted a baby in the past 60 days, you may qualify for a

Special Enrollment Period
to enroll in or change Marketplace health plans for the rest of 2017. Your new coverage can start the day of the birth or adoption—even if you enroll in the plan up to 60 days afterward.

Published onMay 18, 2017

Move recently? Get a 2017 health plan through a Special Enrollment Period

If you or your family are moving soon (or you moved in the past 60 days), you may qualify for a

Special Enrollment Period
to enroll in health coverage. This means you may be able to enroll in Marketplace health insurance that covers you for the rest of 2017, even though Open Enrollment is over.