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eHealth Advises Consumers About Materials They May Need to Prove They Qualify to Enroll in a New Health Plan Outside of the Nationwide Open Enrollment Period
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA --(Marketwired - January 28, 2016) - Today eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) (eHealth.com), the nation's first and largest private online health insurance exchange, described the paperwork people may need in order to prove they have had a qualifying life event that allows them to get health insurance after Obamacare's nationwide open enrollment period ends on January 31, 2016.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that they have retired certain qualifying life events for consumers searching for coverage outside of the Affordable Care Act's nationwide open enrollment period. CMS has also made it more difficult to qualify for some of the special enrollment opportunities that are still available1.
Qualifying Life Events - And How to Prove You Are Eligible
The following describes common qualifying life events that may allow you to enroll in a major medical health insurance plan after open enrollment ends, as well as the paperwork you may need to provide in order to show that you're eligible.
What to Expect When Enrolling in Coverage with a Qualifying Life Event
You may have questions about what to expect when enrolling in coverage outside of the nationwide open enrollment period. Here are a few things you should know:
1 Refer to the January 19, 2016 CMS announcement on retired special enrollment periods and to the January 19, 2016 CMS clarification on residency requirements for special enrollment periods.
eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) owns eHealth.com, the nation's first and largest private health insurance exchange where individuals, families and small businesses can compare health insurance products from leading insurers side by side and purchase and enroll in coverage online. eHealth offers thousands of individual, family and small business health plans underwritten by many of the nation's leading health insurance companies. eHealth (through its subsidiaries) is licensed to sell health insurance in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. eHealth also offers educational resources and powerful online and pharmacy-based tools to help Medicare beneficiaries navigate Medicare health insurance options, choose the right plan and enroll in select plans online through PlanPrescriber.com (www.PlanPrescriber.com), eHealthMedicare.com (www.eHealthMedicare.com) and Medicare.com (www.Medicare.com).