You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period with a life event
Published on March 24, 2022
Open Enrollment for 2022 is over, but you may still qualify to enroll in or change Marketplace coverage for the rest of the year if you’ve had a recent life event. Getting married, having a baby, moving, and losing health coverage all count. (Note: These are the most common life changes; here’s the full list of qualifying life events). In addition to having a life event, you may also qualify based on your estimated household income.
Do I qualify for a Special Enrollment Period?
- Answer a few quick questions to see your coverage options.
- If you already know you qualify, create an account or log in to an existing one to enroll in or change Marketplace coverage for 2022.
- If eligible, you may be asked to submit documents to confirm your life event before you can enroll.
Does my income change make me eligible for Medicaid or CHIP?
- When you visit our screener at HealthCare.gov, we’ll also tell you if you may qualify for free or low-cost health coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
- If you may be eligible, we’ll send your information to your state agency, and they’ll contact you with next steps.