A Reference Chart for Special Enrollment Period Triggers and Timing under the Affordable Care Act

Under the Affordable Care Act there is an open enrollment period each year (the next one is Nov. 1, 2016 until Jan. 31, 2017) when people can newly enroll in a qualified health plan or change to a different plan through the Maryland Health Connection. But certain events that occur during the year can trigger a special enrollment period (SEP), when a person may be able to newly enroll or change to a different plan outside of the open enrollment period.

This SEP Reference Chart is a tool developed by The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities for those who are helping people enroll in health coverage through a special enrollment period.



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