Thereâs a deadline to apply for health care coverage, whether you apply during open enrollment or during a special enrollment period.
Enrolling during the 2016 open enrollment period
You may change or apply for 2016 coverage during the open enrollment period, which runs from November 1, 2015, through January 31, 2016.
To enroll during this open enrollment period, you must make sure we receive your completed Application for Health Coverage â along with your first monthâs premium â no later than January 31, 2016.
Enrolling during a special enrollment period
Outside of open enrollment, you may enroll or change your coverage if you experience whatâs 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.
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