What is a special enrollment period?

A limited time outside of the standard open-enrollment period in which consumers may be eligible to enroll in a health insurance plan. Special enrollment becomes available due to qualifying life events such as getting married, having a baby or moving and lasts for a limited time—typically within 60 days of the event. This applies to individual health insurance sold on and away from the state-based and federally facilitated health insurance exchanges.

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Qualifying Life Events for a Special Enrollment Period