Health Insurance Applicant Information (2017)


From April 1, 2016 – November 1, 2016, individual health insurance may only be purchased if one of the following qualifying events has occurred.


  • Marriage

  • Having a baby

  • Adopting a child, placing a child up for adoption or foster care

  • Moving outside your insurer’s coverage area

  • Losing other health coverage- Involuntary loss of job based coverage, divorce, end of an individual policy plan year in 2014, COBRA expiring, aging off of a parent’s plan, losing eligibility  for Medicaid or CHIP.  Note: Voluntarily leaving your job to accept a new job is not a qualifying event. You must accept and maintain COBRA coverage until Open Enrollment, November 1, 2016.

  • Gaining Citizenship         

  • Leaving incarceration (jail, prison)

  • Gaining status as a member of a Native American tribe. Members of federally recognized Native American tribes can sign up for or change plans once per month throughout the year.

  • Change in income or household status that affect eligibility for premium tax credits or cost sharing reductions – Applies only to individuals already enrolled in Federal Marketplace coverage.


On November 1, 2016 Open Enrollment will begin for 2017, you will have until February 15, 2017 to purchase health insurance and make changes to your current plan.