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ACA individual & family plan enrollment dates and details

Can I get coverage after Open Enrollment?

Health care answers in 60 seconds.

 

When can you change your health insurance?

 

Typically, you sign up for a new health plan during open enrollment.

 

But you may also change your plan under special circumstances called qualifying life events.

 

Here are common events...

 

Loss of insurance.

 

If you lose coverage because you’ve aged out of your parents’ plan, lost your job, or switched your job, you qualify.

 

Change in household.

 

If you get married, have a baby, or when the number of people in your family changes, you qualify.

 

Health care question answered.

Can I get coverage after Open Enrollment?

Yes! You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period if you’ve had a big life change or one coming up. Some examples:

 

  • You’ve lost your health plan
  • You’re getting married
  • You’re having a baby
  • You’re moving to a new state
  • You’ve turned 26, and you can’t be on your parent’s health plan anymore*

These qualifying life events — and others — let you sign up for a health plan outside the ACA Open Enrollment Period.
 

Life changes that qualify you for special enrollment

 

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The top insurance terms you’ll want to know

Insurance isn’t all that complicated. It just feels that way at first. Let’s go over the top terms you might see during enrollment. 

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Our trained agents are ready to help you choose the right plan for your needs.

 

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*Your dependent child may continue coverage if your child is disabled, or in school and on a leave of absence.

Legal notices

Health plans are offered or underwritten or administered by Aetna Health of California Inc., Coventry Health Plan of Florida, Inc., Aetna Health Inc. (Florida), Aetna Health Inc. (Georgia), Aetna Life Insurance Company, Aetna Health of Utah Inc., Aetna Health Inc. (Pennsylvania), or Aetna Health Inc. (Texas) (Aetna). Aetna and MinuteClinic, LLC (which either operates or provides certain management support services to MinuteClinic-branded walk-in clinics) are part of the CVS Health® family of companies.

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