FAQ

QUESTÕES FREQUENTES

Lost Job or Income


  • You recently lost employment, were laid off, or left your job.
  • Loss of income due to fewer hours or less work.




Turned 26 Years Old


You turn 26 years old and are no longer eligible for a parent’s plan.




Married or Entered a Domestic Partnership


One or both members of the new couple can use the special-enrollment period to enroll in coverage.




Change of Household Size


Your household size changed.




Affected by Wildfires


Your household experienced an exceptional circumstance, such as the 2020 California wildfires.




Released from Jail or Prison





Current Enrollees Who Experienced a Life Event


  • You are already enrolled in a Covered California plan and become newly eligible or ineligible for tax credits or cost-sharing reductions.
  • You are already enrolled in a Covered California plan and you lose a dependent or lose your status as a dependent due to divorce, legal separation, dissolution of domestic partnership, or death.




Lost Health Insurance


  • You lose Medi-Cal coverage.
  • You lose your employer-sponsored coverage.
  • Your COBRA coverage is exhausted. Note: Not paying your COBRA premium is not considered loss of coverage.
  • You are no longer eligible for student health coverage.
  • You turn 19 years old and are no longer eligible for a child-only plan.




Moved to or Within California


  • You move to California from out of state.
  • You move within California and gain access to at least one new Covered California health insurance plan.




A Child is Born, Adopted or Received Into Foster Care


A child is born, adopted or received into foster care. The entire family can use the special-enrollment period to enroll in coverage.




Domestic Abuse or Special Abandonment


Survivors of domestic abuse or spousal abandonment qualify for special enrollment




Returned From Active Military Service


You have lost coverage after leaving active duty, reserve duty, or the California National Guard.




Gained Citizenship or Lawful Presence


You become a citizen, national, or permanent legal resident.




Other Qualifying Life Events


See the full list of qualifying life events.