September 2014

Getting Health Insurance Through Special Enrollment Periods in the Marketplace

Stephanie Cohen,
Talia Schmidt

Updated July 2015

Did you know that you can sign up for insurance in the health insurance marketplace at any time during the year if there are big changes in your life? Even though the marketplace has specific open enrollment periods for individuals to apply for health insurance, there are also enrollment periods for those who experience life changes—for example, the birth of a child or loss of health coverage—outside of open enrollment.