Special Enrollment Period:
What you need to know
You can generally only enroll in MyPriority® plans during open enrollment. After the Open Enrollment Period, you're locked in to your health plan unless you've had a major life change or "qualifying life event" (like had a baby, got married or lost your health coverage). If you qualify, you may be able to change your health plan or buy a new one through a Special Enrollment Period (SEP). You have 60 days following a life event to change your plan or enroll for the first time.
To enroll in a new plan, you'll have to provide some required documents proving your status. Take a look at the list below to see if you qualify for SEP and how to prove it.
Qualifying life events & required documents
- Birth of a child
Adoption papers or placement orders
- Foster care placement
Proof of placement
Court order naming legal guardian
- Moved to a different coverage area
Proof of new address (new driver's license or rental/mortgage agreement)
- Gained U.S. citizenship or qualified immigration status
Copy of citizenship/immigration papers
- COBRA coverage ending
Notice from your COBRA administrator
- Aging off a parent's plan
Proof of date of birth, copy of driver's license or passport
- Losing eligibility for Medicaid or CHIP
Copy of letter from Medicaid or CHIP
Copy of death certificate
How to enroll during a Special Enrollment Period
Follow these steps:
- Find a plan and get pricing.
- Make sure you have required proof documents (see above).
- Enroll in your plan.
Questions? Call us at 855.347.0905. Or email email@example.com.
If you are in need of individual or family health insurance:
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