June 07, 2018

Having a baby? You can enroll in or change your health coverage

If you or anyone in your household had a baby or adopted a child within the past 60 days, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. This means you may be able to enroll in or change Marketplace health insurance for the rest of 2018.

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How to apply with a Special Enrollment Period

  • If you’re new to HealthCare.gov, create an account to fill out an application for the first time.
  • If you already have an account, log in to update your existing application with your household change.
  • When you enroll in or change plans with a Special Enrollment Period, your new health coverage can start the day your baby is born — even if you enroll in the plan up to 60 days afterward.

More on Special Enrollment Periods