Affordable Care Act Special Enrollment Periods
Find out if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period, and learn how to apply.
You can enroll in an insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace only if you have a life event that qualifies you for a Special Enrollment Period. A Special Enrollment Period is when a person has an opportunity to enroll in health insurance outside of Open Enrollment because they meet any of the criteria below:
Adopting a child or placing a child for adoption or foster care
RESIDENCY / CITIZENSHIP:
Moving to a new residence
Gaining citizenship or lawful presence in the U.S.
Gaining or continuing status as a member of an Indian tribe or an Alaska Native shareholder.
Losing other health coverage (including student health insurance coverage and employer based coverage)
For people already enrolled in Marketplace coverage: Having a change in income or household status that affects eligibility for premium tax credits or cost-sharing reductions
Open Enrollment through the Marketplace runs from November 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017.