A Change in Household Size Qualifies You for a Special Enrollment Period
A change in your household size can mean a number of different things. If you believe you’ve had a change in your household’s size, you could be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period. That would mean you would have the chance to change your health plan to better fit your family.
When reporting on your household, you should include people in the following list. These are a few of the people who count when you are calculating changes in household size:
- Your spouse;
- Your children that live with you (even if they make enough money to file a tax return themselves);
- Your unmarried partner who needs health coverage;
- Anyone you include on your tax return as a dependent (even if they don’t live with you);
- Anyone else under 21 who you take care of and lives with you;
You should also include events like birth, adoption, death, or marriage as changes in household size as well.
If you know now that you qualify for a special enrollment period, you can sign up for a health plan. Just make sure you have the supporting documentation ready. In this case it could be a birth, death or marriage certificate, or your tax return, depending on the change to the household and the time of year. You can get a quote online here!
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