What is a Special Enrollment Period?

A Special Enrollment Period is a period of time outside of the annual Open Enrollment Period during which you and your household can shop for and enroll in a health insurance plan. You might qualify for a Special Enrollment Period if you or someone in your household experiences a Life Change Event, such as losing health insurance coverage from a job, moving, getting married or having a baby. Generally, the Special Enrollment Period lasts 60 days from the day of your Life Change Event.

To see what other events qualify, please see the “What is a Life Change Event?” FAQ.

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