Make sure you have health insurance when you need it. Learn more about applying after March 31.
You may change or apply for health care coverage during an annual open enrollment period. Outside of the open enrollment period, you can enroll or change your coverage only if you have experienced a situation known as a triggering event. For example, if you get married, have a baby, or lose coverage because you lose your job - all triggering events - you will have a special enrollment period.
A special enrollment period lasts 60 days after the triggering event occurs. That means if you've experienced a triggering event, you have 60 days from the day of the triggering event to change or apply for health care coverage for yourself and/or your dependent. You have many important decisions to make about your health care coverage, and we're committed to helping you understand how these changes will impact you and your family. If you have any questions, we're here to help. See below for more details:
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Health care reform & Marketplaces
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Visit healthcare.gov to find additional information about health coverage and pricing options, learn how the Affordable Care Act can help you, and view the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) for the plan(s) you may be interested in.