What is special enrollment?
The last day to sign up for health insurance coverage in 2014 through Covered California was March 31. If you want to sign up after March 31, 2014, you must have a “qualifying life event.” A qualifying life event gives you 60 days from the date of the life event to sign up for health insurance. These 60 days are a “special enrollment” period for you. Using a special-enrollment period, you can sign up for health insurance or change your existing health insurance plan. If you do not have a situation that is a qualifying life event, you will have to wait until the next open-enrollment period in the fall of 2014 to sign up for health insurance that starts in 2015.