Published on September 5, 2019
Outside the yearly Open Enrollment Period, you can only enroll in or change coverage if you qualify for a
for a Marketplace plan, , or the .
Do I qualify for a Special Enrollment Period?
If you experience certain types of life changes — like losing health coverage, getting married, or having a baby — you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period to enroll in a Marketplace plan for the rest of 2019.
If you know you qualify, create an account or log into an existing one to start a Marketplace application. If you’re not sure you qualify, answer a few fast questions to find out.
Do I qualify for Medicaid or CHIP?
You can apply for Medicaid and CHIP any time of year.
To apply, fill out a Marketplace application or apply directly through your state Medicaid agency. Get more information on applying for Medicaid/CHIP.