Nearly 7M Might Enroll Outside HIX Open Enrollment

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  • Brian M. Kalish
Published
  • August 21 2014, 9:58am EDT

Despite open enrollment for Affordable Care Act plans not starting until November 15, a new report estimates that nearly 7 million adults may be able to enroll through special enrollment periods.

Under the Affordable Care Act, Americans ages 18-64 who experience a qualifying life event may be eligible for a special enrollment period, outside the regular open enrollment period. Those life events include moving, getting married, having a child, or gaining citizenship.

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