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Stay Covered

When life changes, it's important to keep your health coverage up to date. Outside of the annual enrollment period you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. Call your broker or call Health Net at 1-877-878-7983.

Examples of qualifying events

Pandemic, or national public health emergency (Covered California plans)

We are under a federal public health emergency due to COVID-19.

Losing other health coverage

Your health coverage status can change when you or someone in your family leaves a job that provides minimum essential health coverage or if you lose health coverage provided by other programs (such as Medicare).

Changing your income

A change in your income might make you newly eligible or ineligible for tax credits and subsidies.

Getting married or divorced

You may need to add or remove a spouse from your health coverage when your marital or domestic partnership status changes. (Only a current spouse or domestic partner can be claimed as a dependent.)

Adding or removing children as dependents

If you have or adopt a child, make sure your new dependent is included in your health plan. Children already on your plan must be under 26 years old. (The law allows dependent children to be covered by their parents' health coverage until the age of 26. After that, they need their own health coverage.)

Learn about additional Qualifying Events to enroll in a Covered California plan.

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Life Changes: Staying Covered (Health Net 101) (duration 1:28)

How to keep your health coverage current in times of transition for you or your family.

 4 Events – Update Your Plan (PDF)