Marketplace Open Enrollment is now over but certain life events may qualify for the Special Enrollment Period.
You can enroll after January 31, 2017 only if you have a life event that qualifies you for a Special Enrollment Period.
Click here for Facts & Features of the Affordable Care Act and updates made for 2017.
J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Navigator Team
Curtis V Cooper Primary Health Care Navigator Team
912.527.1142 & 912.527.2729
Life events that may qualify you for a Special Enrollment Period
- Getting married
- Having a baby
- Adopting a child or placing a child for adoption or foster care
- Losing other health coverage
Examples of losing coverage
- Losing job-based coverage for any reason, including resigning, getting laid off, or getting fired
- Losing coverage through a divorce
- COBRA coverage ending (but not canceling it yourself before it expires)
- Aging off a parent’s plan when you turn 26
- Losing eligibility for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Note: Losing coverage that doesn’t qualify as minimum essential coverage doesn’t qualify you for a Special Enrollment Period.
- Permanently moving outside your plan’s coverage area
- Gaining citizenship or lawful presence in the U.S.
- Leaving incarceration
- For people already enrolled in Marketplace coverage: Having a change in income or household status that affects eligibility for premium tax credits or cost-sharing reductions
If you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period, you can apply online or by phone.
Log on to www.healthcare.gov to learn about health plans, financial help and ENROLL.
On-line Chat is available 24/7. Spanish Speaking and other language help is available.
Where do you go for LOCAL Chatham County assistance?
For Information and referrals, Call 912-651-7730 at United Way.
For In-Person Enrollment Assistance, call for an appointment.
- Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care: 912.527.1142 & 912.527.2729
- J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center: 912.495.8887
What documents do you need to enroll?
For every member of your household who needs insurance coverage, you must have:
- Social Security Card for the entire family
- Birth Certificate or Legal Immigrant #
- Government issued ID (US or Foreign passport, driver’s license, consular identification)
- Proof of income