Getting health coverage outside Open Enrollment

Still need to enroll in or change 2016 coverage?

For most people, the time to enroll in or change 2016 health insurance has passed. But you may still be able to get covered for the rest of 2016 two ways: with a Special Enrollment Period, or through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

FYI: You can apply for 2017 Marketplace health insurance right now

You can enroll in 2017 coverage right now, without a Special Enrollment Period. Coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2017. If you want 2017 coverage, create an account or log in now.

Two ways to get 2016 health insurance

With a Special Enrollment Period

Through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Exception: Indian tribes and Alaska natives