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In most cases, you can only sign up for a health insurance plan during the open enrollment period. There is an exception, though. If you’ve had a major life change, you may qualify for the Special Enrollment Period.
Some qualifying life events include:
You only have 60 days after the qualifying life event to sign up or change your health plan during special enrollment. If you’re losing insurance through your job, then it’s only 30 days to sign up for COBRA.
Give us a call at 877-731-4649 or visit your local agent to learn more.
Originally published 10/6/2015; Revised 2018, 2020, 2023
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