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You may qualify for affordable health insurance right now!

 

Did you move? Lose a job? Have a baby? Certain changes like these can make you eligible to sign up for health insurance through a Special Enrollment Period. If you qualify, you have 60 days to enroll in the same high-quality, affordable health insurance available during Open Enrollment through HealthCare.gov.  

 

Here are some of the most common life changes that qualify for a Special Enrollment Period:

• Losing your employer-based health insurance, such as through a layoff

• Moving to a new zip code or county

• Getting married or divorced

• Having a baby, adopting or becoming a foster parent

• Having a change in immigration status

• Turning 26 and aging off your parents’ health insurance

If you think you had a qualifying life event, don't wait! Your 60 days start when the life change happens.

You can sign up for Medicaid any time.

Medicaid is free or very low-cost health insurance for people with low incomes. If your income drops at any time during the year, you may qualify for Medicaid. To find out if you are eligible, go to HealthCare.gov. 

Who is eligible to apply for health insurance in the marketplace?

To apply for coverage, you will need to be a resident of the state where you are applying. You will also need to be a U.S. citizen (either born in this country or a naturalized citizen) or a what the federal government calls a “lawfully present” immigrant. That means you are a person with a green card, a refugee or a woman who has been trafficked. If you're not sure whether you fit the definition of “lawfully present” immigrant, you can learn more about that here.

Undocumented immigrants typically can't buy coverage in the marketplace. There are some exceptions for pregnant women, children and people with serious illnesses, and for people who qualify for emergency coverage through Medicaid. If you are a documented immigrant eligible for coverage, but have undocumented members of your family, you can safely enroll in coverage. Information about your family cannot be shared with immigration authorities.

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