New Income-Based Special Enrollment Period For Health Insurance Marketplace
01 Mar 2022
Kansans may have a new way to sign up for Marketplace coverage in 2022. New information released on income-based special enrollment.
There is a new Special Enrollment Period (SEP) now available on HealthCare.gov for people with lower incomes. Those eligible for this SEP can enroll in a plan or switch plans at any time during the year, without having to experience a qualifying life event.
Eligibility for the new SEP is based on a person’s household income. Their annual income must be between 100-150% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), which is $12,880 – $19,320/year for a household of 1, and $26,500 – $39,750/year for a household of 4. A full chart of FPL guidelines for larger family sizes can be found here.
Starting around March 18th, people whose income is between 100-150% FPL will automatically get the SEP when they submit a HealthCare.gov application, but Cover Kansas Navigators can assist prior to this date.
To discuss your eligibility, please visit GetCoveredKansas.org or call toll-free 866-826-8375. Navigators are available for free year-round and are unbiased, certified professionals.