How does someone get health insurance after open enrollment?
In case you've missed the open enrollment period for health insurance, don't worry, there are still options available. You can apply for a Special Enrollment Period due to certain life events such as marriage, birth of a child, or loss of other health coverage. Another option is Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), where you can apply any time of the year if you qualify. Short-term health insurance plans are also an option, though they do not cover pre-existing conditions. Lastly, in some cases, you may qualify for a Catastrophic Plan if you're under 30 or have a hardship exemption.read more