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Do You Qualify For the Special Enrollment Period?
You’ve probably heard a lot about the Affordable Care Act. One point that is often stressed is that in most cases, you can only sign up for a health insurance plan during the open enrollment period. It’s true; however, if you’ve had a major life change recently, such as losing a job or having a baby, you may qualify for the Special Enrollment Period . The next open enrollment begins November 1, but there are other times you can sign up: these and other “qualifying life events” allow you to qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.
What Is a Qualifying Life Event for the Special Enrollment Period?
Give us a call at 1-877-731-4649 or visit your local agent if you want to learn more about qualifying life events.
You only have 60 days after the qualifying life event to enroll or change your health plan during special enrollment. If you’re losing insurance through your job, then it’s only 30 days for COBRA.
If you missed open enrollment and don’t qualify for the Special Enrollment Period, you can work directly with us to buy a short-term insurance plan to cover you through the end of the year.
Be sure to watch out for our future blogs where we’ll expand on how to get health insurance coverage within these qualifying life events. You can also learn more on our Facebook tab.
Still a little fuzzy on the details? Ask us in the comments!
Last Updated: 10/22/2018
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