Open Enrollment is from October 15 through December 15 each year, during which anyone can apply for new health insurance coverage or change their current coverage.
Outside of Open Enrollment, purchasing health insurance coverage through Your Health Idaho may still be possible under certain circumstances. If you experience certain Qualifying Life Events (QLEs) – like losing coverage, moving, or having a baby – you could be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP), which allows individuals and families to enroll in health insurance coverage. If you are already enrolled with Your Health Idaho, a Special Enrollment Period would enable you to make changes to your existing insurance plan.
If you believe you have had a Qualifying Life Event that might make you eligible for a Special Enrollment Period, you have 60 days from the date of your event to complete the following:
- Report your Qualifying Life Event to Your Health Idaho.
- Provide information to document the event and your enrollment eligibility
- Select and enroll in a plan
The Qualifying Life Events listed below could be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period. Select the event that best represents your situation to see a brief description and required documentation.
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Birth & Adoption
Loss of Coverage
Marriage & Divorce
American Indian &
If you or members of your family are enrolled in employer-sponsored health insurance that is deemed unaffordable, you may be eligible for affordable health coverage through Your Health Idaho.