Health insurance

New parents can benefit from Marketplace health insurance


New parents can benefit from Marketplace health insurance

June 1, 2017

If you gave birth or adopted a baby in the past 60 days, you may be eligible for

to enroll or change Marketplace health plans for the remainder of 2017. Your new coverage can begin on the day of birth or adoption, even if you enroll in the plan up to 60 days later.

Register via a special registration period

  • To request Marketplace coverage for the remainder of 2017 through a special registration period, create an account or log into an existing account.
  • You may be asked to present documents, such as a birth certificate, to confirm the birth or adoption.

Learn more about special registration periods

  • Having a baby isn’t the only thing that qualifies you to sign up for a plan aside from open enrollment.
  • You may also be eligible if you’ve had other life changes, such as getting married, moving house, or losing health coverage you had through a job.
  • Answer a few questions to see if you qualify.

Learn more about getting coverage outside of open enrollment.