Change Can Be a Good Thing

The Marketplace recognizes big changes, called “Qualifying Life Events,” as reasons for individuals to be able to get coverage outside of Open Enrollment. This is called a Special Enrollment Period.

You may qualify to get 2018 health insurance coverage if you’ve had certain life events, including losing health coverage, moving, getting married, having a baby, or adopting a child.

If you qualify, you usually have up to 60 days following the event to enroll in a plan. If you miss that window, you have to wait until the next Open Enrollment Period to apply.

See the full list of life events that make you eligible.

Not sure you qualify? Answer a few fast questions to find out.