Open Enrollment 2020 has ended, but you may qualify for Special Enrollment. Read below for more information.
Getting sick or hurt never happens at a good time. When you need medical care, insurance can help pay for some or all of the bill. We assist individuals and families with online applications for health insurance on the Federally-facilitated Marketplace (aka the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare), Medicaid, or any other insurance for which they are eligible during the open enrollment season.
To make the process as smooth as possible, we’ll need information on each person applying for coverage. Required information may include:
- Social Security numbers
- Immigration documentation
- Most recent income tax information
- Information about your employer
- Check stubs, wages, tips
- Net income if self-employed
- Social Security payments
- Alimony, retirement, or pension income
- Investment income (like dividends or interest)
- Rental income
- Other taxable income
- Current healthcare information
- Similar information as above regarding other individuals in your household
When open enrollment ends, you may still be able to enroll in a Marketplace health insurance plan if you qualify for the Special Enrollment Period. You’re eligible for Special Enrollment if you have certain life events including:
- Moving to or from Alabama
- Getting married or divorced
- Having a baby or adopting a child
- Gaining or losing a dependent
- Experiencing a change in disability status
- Experiencing a change in income
- COBRA coverage period ends
- Turning 26 (if previously enrolled through your family’s plan)
- Losing other health coverage (you cannot qualify for special enrollment if you lose other health insurance because you stopped paying for coverage)
Job-based plans may have different Open Enrollment Periods. Check with your employer. You can apply and enroll in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) any time of year.
Call us at (334) 293-6502 for more information.
The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number NAVCA180317-01-00 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.