Special enrollment period

Are you eligible for special enrollment in a 2018 medical or dental plan? Let's find out.

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You are eligible* for special enrollment if any of these major life changes apply to you.

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Starting a new life together? Let us help find a plan that's perfect for both of you.

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New addition on the way? We’ve got just the right plan for your even bigger family.

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Welcome to Rhode Island! We can help you find a new plan you can settle right into.

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Time to get your own plan? Relax, we’ve got plenty of options for you.

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You might have recently lost your coverage, for any number of reasons. If so, we can help you find a new plan.

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*You won't be eligible for special enrollment if you voluntarily choose to end your existing insurance coverage. You would have to wait until the next year's open enrollment period to enroll in a new health plan. Depending on the life change, we will request documents to verify your eligibility for special enrollment.

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We look forward to helping you with your health coverage needs. A representative will contact you within the next business day. (Business hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

What you need to know about special enrollment

What is special enrollment?

Special enrollment is a 60-day period following a major life change when you can enroll in a new health plan or make changes to your coverage. You can apply for special enrollment anytime during the year.

How is special enrollment different from open enrollment?

Open enrollment generally happens in November and December for January 1 enrollment. In general, this is the only time when individuals who purchase their own insurance (because they’re not eligible for group coverage, Medicaid, or Medicare) can apply for coverage, or make changes to their coverage. The exception is if you have a major life change and qualify for special enrollment.

When does special enrollment end?

Special enrollment ends 60 days after your qualifying life change happens.

Have questions? We're here to help.

Are you a BCBSRI member?

Call Customer Service at (401) 459-5000 or 1-800-639-2227 (outside Rhode Island).

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Call (401) 459-5550 or 1-855-690-2583 (outside Rhode Island).

You want the right plan. We can help you choose.

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