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