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What is a Qualifying Life Event?
3/4/2019 • Posted by Fidelis Care in Health Insurance Basics




















Missing open enrollment doesn’t have to mean missing out on health coverage.

Certain changes in your life can qualify you for a Special Enrollment Period in 2019, meaning you can get or change health coverage outside of open enrollment. These life changes are called “qualifying life events.”

Here are examples of qualifying life events that may make you eligible for health coverage:

Job Changes

  • Starting a new job
  • Losing a job
  • Change or loss of health insurance through your job


  • Moving to a new address
  • Moving to a new state
  • Unexpected move

Family Changes

  • Getting married
  • Retirement
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Pregnancy or adopting a baby
  • Turning 26 and losing coverage from your parents’ health insurance


Not sure if you qualify?

Call 1-888-FIDELIS (1-888-343-3547), or TTY: 711, and a Representative will be happy to assist you. Or, visit a Fidelis Care community office where you can meet with a Representative. To find a location near you, visit


Already a Fidelis Care member?

If you’ve recently experienced a qualifying life event and have questions about your health coverage, our Representatives are here to answer any questions. Call 1-866-435-9521.




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