April 23, 2020

Sending documents to confirm Special Enrollment Period eligibility

If you applied for 2020 Marketplace coverage through a Special Enrollment Period, you may be asked to provide documents to confirm the life events that make you eligible. You must send them before you can start using your coverage.

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You’ll learn if you have to provide documents after you submit your application. It’s best to pick a plan first and submit your documents afterwards. After you pick a plan, you usually have 30 days to send the documents.

Documents & deadlines for your life event

  • The documents you can submit vary based on your life event.
  • Select your life event for the documents you can submit and key dates.

How to submit documents

  • Provide the required documents as soon as possible after you pick a plan.
  • Doing so will prevent a delay in your coverage starting.
  • You can submit them online or copies by mail. Follow these steps.
  • After you submit them, you’ll get a letter or notice in your HealthCare.gov account within a couple of weeks saying if your Special Enrollment Period has been confirmed.

Learn more about when the Marketplace needs documents to confirm a Special Enrollment Period.