Uninsured? If you missed the March 31 deadline to purchase health insurance coverage at healthcare.gov under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), certain changes in your life since then could qualify you for special enrollment.
Have you recently experienced any of the following life changes?
- Got married
- Had a baby
- Adopted a child
- Placed a child up for adoption or foster care
- Left incarceration
- Gained citizenship
- Gained/lost a dependent
- Moved out of the area
- Lost coverage because you aged off your parents’ plan
- Lost job based coverage
- Graduated, lost student coverage
- Income increased, no longer eligible for Medicaid
- COBRA coverage expired
- Had a health insurance policy with an end year of 2014
You would need to apply within 60 days of the life change.
If you want to enroll in Obamacare or if you have any questions, call Enroll America at (571) 332-4754.
Attend an informational session and/or enrollment event hosted by the Human Services Center Corporation
Other health insurance options
There’s no limited enrollment period for either Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Anyone can apply for and enroll in Medicaid or CHIP any time of the year. If you qualify, your coverage can begin immediately.
If you have Medicaid coverage, you’re considered covered under the Affordable Care Act health care law and don’t have to buy a marketplace plan.
Attend a community forum to learn how provisions in the Affordable Care Act to expand Medicaid to the uninsured are being blocked in Pennsylvania.