June 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.

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What coverage losses count?

If you lost or will lose coverage from any of these sources, you may be eligible to apply through a Special Enrollment Period:

  • Your job
  • Individual health coverage for a plan or policy you bought yourself
  • COBRA
  • Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Medicare
  • Coverage through a family member’s plan

Apply with a Special Enrollment Period

  • To apply, create an account or log into an existing one.
  • When you apply, you must confirm that the information on your application is true. You may be asked to submit documents to confirm your life change, like a letter from your employer or insurance company that supports coverage loss.

Losing qualifying health coverage isn’t the only life event that qualifies you to enroll in a plan outside Open Enrollment. You may also be eligible if you’ve had other life changes — like getting married, moving, or having a baby. Answer a few questions to see if you qualify.