How do I buy or change a plan during special enrollment?
Who is this for?
If you need to buy health insurance or make changes to your coverage, this explains how you can do this during special enrollment.
Special enrollment offers a chance for people with individual coverage to buy or change their plan. If you've had certain changes in your life, like having a baby or getting married, you could qualify for special enrollment. This can occur during or after open enrollment.
Do I qualify for special enrollment?
You're eligible if you experience what's called a qualifying life event, like:
- You need health coverage for a new baby.
- You need to change who your plan covers because of marriage or divorce.
- You lost insurance you had through an employer.
Generally, you can buy or change a plan up to 60 days after the event. Here's the complete list of qualifying events and supporting documents you’ll need.
I qualify for special enrollment. How do I buy or change a plan?
Ready to get a quote, choose a new plan or change your current coverage? To get started, select the link below that applies to you.
Note: If you get your health coverage through an employer, contact them about when you can change your plan. If you need information about Medicare enrollment, visit our Medicare site.