Millions Eligible to Pursue Health Insurance Before Next Open Enrollment Period
Approximately seven million Americans will not need to wait until the next open enrollment period to take advantage of enhanced access to health insurance made possible through the Affordable Care Act.
While the next open enrollment period does not begin until November 15, people who have experienced major changes in their lives – those who have moved, lost their insurance, married, or gained citizenship – do not need to wait until then to seek insurance through the federal or state exchanges.
The seven million figure is based on an analysis by the group Enroll America. Learn more about how it arrived at this figure, and about the conditions that qualify for year-round enrollment, in the report State Estimates of the Number of Uninsured Adults Eligible for a Special Enrollment Period in 2014, which can be found here.