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 certain type of life event, you can change or apply for coverage right then. This is called a special enrollment period.

Examples of these types of qualifying life events (also called triggering events) include:

  • Getting married
  • Having a baby
  • Losing coverage because 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.

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