Can you only get health insurance during open enrollment? 

You can purchase health insurance outside of open enrollment if you have a qualifying life event.  There are 4 types of events that qualify:

  1. Loss of current health insurance coverage.
  2. Household changes such as birth, adoption, marriage, divorce, or death.
  3. Change of residence. (You must move to a different county or ZIP code.)
  4. Other changes including: income changes, becoming a citizen, or leaving incarceration.


How long is health insurance open enrollment?

Open enrollment on the federal marketplace generally lasts about 2 ½ months.  It is best to apply early to ensure you have coverage!


When does open enrollment start?

Open enrollment for 2023 plans begins November 1, 2022 and ends January 15, 2023.


Can I enroll on my parents’ health insurance?

Children can enroll on a parents’ health insurance plan until age 26.  (Even if the child is married and his children of his/her own.)