Special Enrollment Periods for 2021 health coverage
Through August 15, you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period to enroll in or change health coverage due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency.
More people than ever before qualify for help paying for health coverage, even those who weren’t eligible in the past. Learn more about new, lower costs.
If you have certain life changes, like having a baby, getting married, moving, or losing health coverage, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period any time. Learn about Special Enrollment Periods.START OR UPDATE AN APPLICATION
- If you have a qualifying life event, we strongly recommend you fill out or update an application as soon as possible.
- When you apply, we'll tell you when your coverage can start.
- You can apply for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) any time of year. Just fill out a Marketplace application.