Every year there is a period every year – called “open enrollment” – from November 1 to December 15, when people can sign up for an individual health plan.
There are situations, though, that let people enroll in a plan at other times of the year. Those situations include losing coverage because of a job loss or change or losing coverage you had through a parent, spouse, or domestic partner.
These situations are called “qualifying life events.” And the time after one happens is called a health insurance “special enrollment period.”*
Take action if you know you’re losing coverage
You have a limited amount of time from the date of a qualifying life event to enroll or change your plan. And financial help is only available through Access Health CT. To get help, you can:
*This is intended to be used for
general information purposes only, and should not be relied upon as containing complete
information regarding special enrollment periods or eligibility criteria for enrollment. An
individual will not be enrolled under a special enrollment period until an application is
completed, reviewed, and sufficient proof of an individual’s qualifying event is