May 14 2018

Can I Still Enroll in Health Insurance?

You may have heard that if you didn’t buy a health plan during Open Enrollment, then you missed the boat on health insurance for the whole year. And that’s true — unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

What’s a Special Enrollment Period (SEP)?

A time period when you can sign up and start your health insurance, regardless of whether it’s the official Open Enrollment Period (November 1 to mid-January). An SEP is triggered by what’s called a Qualifying Life Event.

What’s a Qualifying Life Event?

To qualify for a Special Enrollment Period, you must have a Qualifying Life Event, such as:

  • Marriage
  • Divorce or legal separation
  • Birth or adoption of a dependent
  • Loss of Medicaid
  • Involuntary loss of coverage (cancelling your plan or failing to pay your premiums does not count as involuntary loss)
  • Return from military duty
  • Relocation to Colorado
  • Relocation to a new country within Colorado
  • Court order for coverage
  • Other (not listed above, but you can check here)

Please review this page to see all of the required documentation for each Qualifying Life Event.

How do I purchase a Friday Health Plan outside of Open Enrollment?

That depends on whether you’re buying an off-exchange plan (directly through us), or an on-exchange plan (through Connect for Health Colorado).

  • If you’re buying an off-exchange health plan, please check out our plans on the Friday website. Email the required documentation to our customer service team at custsrv@fridayhealthplans.com. You’ll receive instructions to make your first month’s payment. If additional information is required, we’ll get in touch with you directly.
  • If you think you could qualify for financial assistance with the cost of your health plan (don’t rule it out! single folks making up to $43,000 annually can qualify), then you’ll want to buy an on-exchange health plan. Visit Connect for Health Colorado. You’ll still need to send us proof that you experienced a Qualifying Life Event, and you’ll need to make your first month’s payment. Then you’ll be all set.

Have questions about Special Enrollment?

Give our friendly, Colorado-based customer service team a call: 800-475-8466. Health insurance can be complicated, and we’re happy to help!

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