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It Might Not Be Too Late to Get 2018 Health Care Coverage.

At BWHI we understand the importance of being able to seek health care when you need it. We also know the impact of the threats to women’s health that can happen when coverage is at risk. And although the open enrollment period for 2018 coverage is over, you still have an opportunity to enroll or change your plan through the Special Enrollment Period.

Having the security of knowing you have health insurance coverage is important—not just for health emergencies but for prevention as well. Special Enrollment Periods are open to you if you have had a change in hour household in the past 60 days.

There are life changes that can qualify you for a Special Enrollment Period

Changes in household

You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period if you or anyone in your household in the past 60 days:

  • Got married.Pick a plan by the last day of the month and your coverage can start the first day of the next month.
  • Had a baby, adopted a child, or placed a child for foster care.Your coverage can start the day of the event — even if you enroll in the plan up to 60 days afterward.
  • Got divorced or legally separated and lost health insurance.Note: Divorce or legal separation without losing coverage doesn’t qualify you for a Special Enrollment Period.
  • You’ll be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period if someone on your Marketplace plan dies and as a result you’re no longer eligible for your current health plan.

Changes in residence

Household moves that qualify you for a Special Enrollment Period:

  • Moving to a new home in a new ZIP code or county
  • Moving to the U.S. from a foreign country or United States territory
  • A student moving to or from the place they attend school
  • A seasonal worker moving to or from the place they both live and work
  • Moving to or from a shelter or other transitional housing

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to cover yourself and your family.

If you want to know if you are eligible, see if you qualify.

Take the time to share with friends and family who may not have coverage but might be eligible for the #SEP. Go to for more info. #EnrollHer

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