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Who can enroll in Health Insurance outside of Open Enrollment


At the Enrollment Center, we get asked this alot. Matt has assisted with 10 Open Enrollments helping thousands of people get healthcare. There are 10 Enrollment Centers in Washington State and you can catch Matt in Wenatchee's most of the time. If you need insurance help in Washington State then an easy way to contact him on his office's landing page

Special enrollment periods (SEPs) for health insurance are periods of time outside of the regular open enrollment period during which certain individuals are able to enroll in or make changes to their health insurance coverage. SEPs are typically available to people who have experienced certain life events, such as the birth of a child, marriage, loss of other coverage, or a permanent move to a new area.

In general, the following individuals are typically eligible to enroll in health insurance during a SEP:

People who have recently had a child, adopted a child, or placed a child for foster care.

People who have recently married or entered into a domestic partnership.

People who have recently lost other coverage, such as coverage through an employer, Medicaid, or a plan purchased on the individual market.

People who have recently moved to a new area or have experienced a change in income that affects their eligibility for coverage.

It's important to note that rules and conditions vary across states, It's why we run an application at the Enrollment Center during SEP. A person may qualify for an SEP or at the very least they will be prepared for the start of Open Enrollment, which happens November 1st. 


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