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.
Effective July 11, 2016, there is a new special enrollment rule to qualify for a special enrollment period under permanent relocation.
You must have minimum essential coverage for at least 1 full day in the past 60 days in order to qualify for this triggering event unless you moved from a foreign country or a United States territory.
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