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What to do if you still need health insurance for 2018

If you missed the Open Enrollment deadline to purchase health insurance, you may have another chance to find coverage. If you experience a specific Qualifying Life Event, you may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period in which you can enroll in major medical health insurance.

If you experience one of the Qualifying Life Events listed below, you may be able to enroll in a health insurance plan outside of Open Enrollment. Keep in mind that the Special Enrollment Period for a Qualifying Life Event typically lasts 60 days from the date of the event.

  • Moving to a different ZIP code
  • Getting married
  • Have or adopting a baby
  • Losing previous health coverage
  • Getting divorced
  • A change in income
  • Gaining citizenship
  • Turning 26 and aging off of a parent’s health plan
  • Errors with original enrollment

If you haven’t experienced one of these life events, you still have health insurance enrollment options. Short-term health insurance may be a good option for you and your family.

To find out what type of coverage you qualify for outside of Open Enrollment, call (866) 909 – 0798. Our licensed GoHealth agents can recommend you plans that fit your unique situation and budget.

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