July 07, 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.

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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:

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.