Getting married? It’s time to review your health insurance coverage

38163405_SWedding season is here! Did you know that tying the knot could provide an opportunity for you to obtain health insurance coverage before the next open enrollment period in November?

When you experience a ‘qualifying life event,’ you may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period in which you can obtain health insurance coverage outside the official open enrollment period. It’s a valuable window of opportunity. But you need to act fast. You’ll generally have only 60 days from the qualifying life event to obtain coverage.

Other qualifying events can include the birth or adoption of a child and the loss of a job. You also may be able to purchase insurance coverage outside of the open enrollment period if your employer-sponsored health insurance coverage becomes unaffordable. Other ‘qualifying life events’ include gaining citizenship or legal immigration status or being released from jail or prison.

Questions about Special Enrollment periods? Want to see if you qualify for one? Call us today. We’re here to help!