Losing Eligibility for Medicaid or CHIP Qualifies You for a Special Enrollment Period
If you or your family was able to qualify for Medicaid or CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program), then lost eligibility for that assistance, then you’ve experienced and qualifying life event. This means you have entered a Special Enrollment Period, during which you can enroll in a Qualified Health Plan, even outside of Open Enrollment.
Loss of eligibility can happen a few different ways, but no matter how it happens, you will receive a termination letter of loss of Medicaid or CHIP coverage from the insurance carrier including the date of the loss of coverage. You could lose your eligibility for Medicaid or CHIP if:
- Your income or your household income exceeds the limits outlined by your state or the federal level for Medicaid or CHIP
- Your appeal was unsuccessful and you are still ineligible for Medicaid or CHIP.
- Another reason cited in your letter of ineligibility.
Remember to save documentation noting your ineligibility for Medicaid or CHIP. You will likely need this to prove that you did have a qualifying life event that triggered a Special Enrollment Period for you.
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