QUESTION

Does pregnancy trigger a special enrollment opportunity to buy or change coverage?

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ANSWER

No, it does not in the federally facilitated marketplace, but New York’s state-based marketplace allows a special enrollment for pregnancy. When the baby is born, however, you will be eligible for a special enrollment opportunity. You can enroll your baby in coverage at that point. (45 C.F.R. § 155.420).

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