The deadline for 2021 Marketplace insurance coverage, which begins on January 1, has passed. If you missed it, you might still be able to get, renew or change your 2021 coverage in two ways: through a Special Enrollment Period (SEP), Medicaid, or CHIP (the Children’s Health Insurance Program).
Through the use of a Special Enrollment Period
- Suppose you have certain life events, such as getting married, losing health insurance, or having a baby. In that case, you may qualify for SEP (Special Enrollment Period) to enroll in a Marketplace plan for 2021. See the complete list of life changes that may be eligible.
- You are required to answer a few questions about your situation to check your eligibility for 2021 health coverage.
Using Medicaid and CHIP
- Medicaid or CHIP provides complimentary or low-cost health coverage to millions of Americans, including low-income individuals, children and families, the elderly, pregnant women, and people with impairments.
- If you meet these requirements, you can register right away. Click the third button and answer a few questions to see if you qualify for these options.