Turning 26 Qualifying Life Event

Turning 26? It's time to plan a party and shop for a plan. If you’ve been on your parent's health insurance plan, you’re going to need your own coverage. You may have access to a job-based plan. But, if you don't, we can help you find affordable coverage to meet your needs.

When can you apply for coverage?

Special enrollment

If you had a qualifying event, you may be eligible for special enrollment. This is your chance to change your current plan or buy a new one for the current year. Special enrollment can occur during or after open enrollment.

Application deadlines

You must apply within 60 days of the day your coverage ends. This means you can apply up to 60 days before your coverage ends, and up to 60 days after it ends.

What do you need to apply?

Proof of prior coverage

  • A document showing prior qualifying health coverage within the last 60 days

ID and method of payment

  • A social security number or tax ID number, and the date of birth for everyone who'll be covered by the plan
  • A credit card if you want to make your first payment

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Our health plan advisors and agents can help you find and apply for the right plan to meet your needs and budget. They will also help you find out if you're eligible for a subsidy that lowers the cost of your plan.

Need help choosing a plan? Chat online. Call 1-855-237-3501.