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Texas Medicaid Program

Some people with little or no money might be able to get health benefits through a variety of state programs. You can enroll in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) any time of year, whether you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period or not.

Healthcare.gov Special Enrollment

A time outside the yearly Open Enrollment Period when you can sign up for health insurance. You qualify for a Special Enrollment Period if you’ve had certain life events, including losing health coverage, moving, getting married, having a baby, or adopting a child.

Depending on your Special Enrollment Period type, you may have 60 days before or 60 days following the event to enroll in a plan. If you miss your Special Enrollment Period window, you may have to wait until the next Open Enrollment Period to apply.

What is COBRA?

When you lose job-based insurance, you may be offered COBRA continuation coverage by your former employer.

Health Sherpa

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