If you have questions about your eligibility, call us at 1-800-531-4456.
How Does Special Enrollment Work?
In most cases, you have 60 days after the qualifying life event to enroll in or change your health plan. If you have insurance through your job, you may only have 30 days to enroll. You can enroll directly through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX). Or, if you think you qualify for financial assistance, you can apply on the Health Insurance Marketplace.
If you already have a plan and want to change it, you can do so on the Marketplace or with BCBSTX, depending on where you first enrolled.
When you sign up for or change your insurance plan during the special enrollment period, your coverage may not start right away. The date your coverage starts is based on your life event and the date you apply.
What Documents Do I Need for Special Enrollment?
To enroll in health care coverage during special enrollment, you'll need to show documents with the date of the life event. The documents you will need may vary from a government issued ID to an employer letter on company letterhead.
* Please note that the following are not considered loss of coverage: voluntarily canceling your health insurance plan, having your plan canceled because you did not pay your premiums or because your plan did not meet the requirements set by the Affordable Care Act.
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