Moving can seem like one never-ending to-do list. Moving van? Check. Boxes packed? Check. New health insurance?… um, what? Depending on how far away you’re moving, you may have an opportunity to look into new health insurance options.
A Change of Address
A change of address may be a qualifying event that opens up a short special enrollment period when you can select a new individual health insurance plan. Your move is a qualifying event if you are:
- Moving to an area where your existing coverage* isn’t available.
- Moving to an area where your existing coverage* is still available but new plans are also available.
* For a permanent move to be eligible as a qualifying life event, your existing coverage must be minimum essential coverage (MEC).