August 02, 2018

3 things to know about Special Enrollment Periods

The deadline to enroll in or change 2018 health insurance plans has passed. But you may still be able to enroll for the rest of 2018 if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. Here are 3 important things to know about applying with a Special Enrollment Period:

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Certain life events make you eligible

You have a limited window to enroll

  • You usually have up to 60 days after the life event to enroll in a plan.
  • If you don’t act in time, you’ll have to wait until the next Open Enrollment Period from November 1–December 15, 2018, to enroll for 2019.

You may need to submit documents to confirm your eligibility

Learn more about getting coverage outside Open Enrollment.