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Healthcare watch: What qualifies as a special enrollment event in Obamacare

Healthcare watch: What qualifies as a special enrollment event in Obamacare

Some of our biggest life events can change our healthcare coverage too. Under the Affordable Care Act, many life changes, such as losing a job, having a baby, moving, divorcing and getting married, allow people to sign up for health insurance throughout the year, outside of the annual open enrollment period. Obamacare enrollment runs from Nov. 1 through Jan. 31 for 2016 coverage. Young adults are more likely than any other age group to experience a life event that qualifies them for special enrollment, says Gustavo Herrera, the western director of Young Invincibles, a national organization that seeks to represent the interests of 18- to 34-year-olds. "Once we explain that...

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