Published on June 30, 2016
If you recently retired and aren’t eligible for Medicare yet, you may be able to get health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace®.
- If you decide not to take COBRA coverage, you can enroll in a Marketplace plan instead.
- If you’ve already started COBRA coverage, you have different options.
Apply with a Special Enrollment Period
- Answer a few quick questions to see if you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period or for Medicaid or CHIP. We’ll tell you your next steps.
- Already know you qualify? Go to the Start Page and select the third button to start an application.
Note: Losing health coverage isn’t the only life event that qualifies you to enroll in a plan outside the Open Enrollment Period. You may also be eligible if you’ve had other life changes — like getting married, moving, or adopting a child.