What is special enrollment?
In general, you can only change or apply for health care coverage during the yearly open enrollment period. But if you have a qualifying life event, you may be able to change or apply for coverage for a limited time before or after this event occurs.
Examples of these types of qualifying life events (also called triggering events) include:
- Getting married
- Having a baby
- Losing coverage because you lost your job
Do I qualify for a special enrollment period?
To see if you've had a qualifying life event and find out more about how the process works, first tell us where you live.