The annual Open Enrollment Period is over. You can now enroll in a 2016 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace only if you have a life event that qualifies you for a Special Enrollment Period.
Just answer a few questions to find out if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.
When you apply you’ll also find out if you qualify for coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). If you do, coverage can start the day you apply or earlier.
Answer a few quick questions to see if you’re likely to qualify for a Special Enrollment Period or for Medicaid or CHIP. We’ll tell you your next steps.
If you know you qualify or just want to start an application, visit the screener landing page and select the third button.
You can also contact the Marketplace Call Center to enroll by phone. Be sure to tell the representative you think you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. They will verify whether you do.
You can appeal the decision. Learn how to appeal the decision to deny you a Special Enrollment Period.
In a few very limited situations, you could qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. Learn about Special Enrollment Periods for complex issues.
The Open Enrollment Period for 2017 coverage will begin in the fall. In the meantime, you can sign up for Marketplace emails to get timely reminders to help you enroll next year.