Make sure you have health insurance when you need it. Learn more about applying.
There's a deadline to apply for health care coverage, whether you apply during open enrollment or during a special enrollment period.
Enrolling during a special enrollment period
Outside of open enrollment, you may enroll or change your coverage if you experience what's known as a triggering event. Examples of triggering events include getting married, having a baby, and losing coverage because you lost your job.
From the date of your triggering event, the special enrollment period generally lasts 60 days. That means you have 60 days to change or apply for coverage for you and/or your dependents.
If you know you are going to have a triggering event, you may be able to apply for new coverage ahead of time.
For more information, please refer to the Enrolling During a Special Enrollment Period guide.
Qualify for federal financial assistance?
You may be eligible for financial help from the federal government to lower your monthly premium.
Health care reform & Marketplaces
See what health care reform means for you and learn about Health Insurance Marketplaces.
Why Kaiser Permanente?
See why more and more Americans are choosing to thrive with Kaiser Permanente's affordable health care coverage.
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.