How do I get health insurance out of open enrollment?
The only way you can enroll in a health plan through the Marketplace outside Open Enrollment is if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.
You can find these plans through some insurance companies, agents, brokers, and online health insurance sellers.
Can I still get health insurance for 2019?
For most people, the deadline to enroll in or change a 2019 health insurance plan has passed. But you may still be able to enroll for 2019 two ways: with a Special Enrollment Period or through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
Can you get health insurance at any time?
The private health insurance enrollment period typically runs from November 1st to December 15th. During open enrollment, the answer to the question “Can I buy health insurance at any time?” is generally yes, as long as you do it before the open enrollment deadline is over for individual health insurance.
When can you change health insurance outside of open enrollment?
Changing plans after you’re enrolled. You can change 2019 health plans only if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period due to a life event — like losing other coverage, getting married, or having a baby. You usually have 60 days from the event to enroll in a new plan, but report the change as soon as possible.