There’s Still Time!

Open enrollment for 2018 has ended but there may still be time for you to enroll! The time when you can sign up for health insurance outside of the annual Open Enrollment Period is called Special Enrollment Period or SEP. You may qualify to enroll for a CareSource Marketplace plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace during a SEP if you have had one of the life events outlined below. You usually have up to 60 days following the qualifying event to enroll. If you do not apply within that timeframe, you will have to wait until the next Open Enrollment Period to apply.

Life Change Events include

  • Getting married
  • Having a baby
  • Moving outside your insurer’s coverage area
  • Becoming a U.S. citizen
  • Leaving incarceration
  • Having a change in income or household status that affects eligibility for advance premium tax credits or cost-sharing reductions if you are already enrolled in coverage through the Marketplace
  • Adopting a child or placing a child for adoption or foster care
  • Losing other qualifying health coverage due to losing job-based coverage, divorce, COBRA expiration, aging off a parent’s plan, losing eligibility for Medicaid or CHIP and similar circumstances

Note:  SEP eligibility is determined by the Health Insurance Marketplace and not by CareSource.


Need more information?

We understand that The Health Insurance Marketplace can be confusing. We can help you navigate the process and enroll in a CareSource insurance plan. Give us a call Monday to Friday, 8AM to 8PM and we will be glad to offer our assistance.