Open Enrollment on NY State of Health is over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get health insurance. If you’ve had a Qualified or Qualifying Life Event (QLE), you may be eligible to enroll in a plan. Find out more now.
In New York, you can shop for health insurance on NY State of Health, the marketplace designed to help people shop for and enroll in coverage during the Open Enrollment Period. This period typically runs from November through January each year.
If you missed the Open Enrollment Period this year, you may still be able to get health insurance coverage if you’ve had a Qualified or Qualifying Life Event (QLE).
Here’s what you need to know.
A QLE is a major life change or special event that could affect your health coverage or need for health coverage.
There are four types of QLEs:
A Special Enrollment Period is when an individual or family can enroll in health insurance outside of the standard Open Enrollment Period because of a qualifying life event. In order to get health insurance during the Special Enrollment Period, typically you must apply within 60 days of a QLE.
If you live in New York and think that you have had a QLE and can enroll during the Special Enrollment Period, visit NY State of Health to learn more now.
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“Qualifying Life Event (QLE),” Healthcare.gov. Accessed March 14, 2017.
“Enroll in or change plans with a Special Enrollment Period,” Healthcare.gov. Accessed March 14, 2017.
“Special Enrollment Periods,” NY State of Health. Accessed March 14, 2017.