Qualifying Life Event

A change in your life that can make you eligible for a special enrollment period to enroll in health coverage. Moving to a new state or changes in job-based coverage, income, or family size (marriage, divorce, new baby) are examples of qualifying life events. If you experience a qualifying life event, you must apply for new insurance within 60 days of the qualifying event. When applying for a new plan, you must show proof of the qualifying event, such as proof of residency, evidence of prior health insurance and proof of loss of minimum essential coverage, and marriage, birth or adoption certificates.


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