The annual open enrollment period to enroll in health insurance usually falls around November 1st to December 15th. Outside of these dates, only eligible individuals can enroll in a health insurance policy if they qualify for special enrollment period (SEP). If you qualify for special enrollment, you usually have up to 60 days following the qualifying event to enroll in a plan and you are also required to provide proof.
Here is a list if Qualifying Life Event
· Foster care
· New dependent living with you, such as a grandparent
· Death in the family
· Loss of dependent status
· Retiring spouse:
Ø Change in employment status
Ø Loss of individual health coverage or a plan you bought yourself
Ø Change in residence
· Moving out of state and, in some cases, moving to a different county in your state
· A student moving to or from a place he or she attends school
· A seasonal worker moving to or from the place he or she works
· Moving to or from a shelter:
Ø Leaving incarceration (jail or prison)
Ø New U.S. citizenship
Ø Loss of eligibility for Medicare or CHIP
Ø Return from military service
If you have any questions about your heath coverage, don’t hesitate to call Cosmo Insurance Agency. We are always to here to help!
Cosmo Insurance Agency is an independent insurance agency serving surrounding communities in New Jersey. Cosmo keeps its promise to assure an efficient and creative approach to the services we offer. Each of our clients experience a personalized and long-term relationship with us. Our New Jersey based team of health brokers guides our clients in helping them choose the most cost-effective options. By incorporating the latest in technology-based tools and laws on healthcare, employee benefits, life insurance and finance, we keep our clients up-to-date with the plans that encompass all of their needs, whether it is individual or group insurance.
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