Most people understand the stresses that can potentially accompany a big move: finding a good school district for your kids, adjusting to a new neighborhood, settling in to a new routine, and obviously packing up your whole life into a few boxes. Even with all of these changes, it’s important to put your health insurance coverage at the top of your checklist.
Moving to a new state or oftentimes within the same state is considered a Qualifying Life Event, which means you may be able to enroll in a new health plan outside of Open Enrollment. Other Qualifying Life Events include having a baby, getting married, and getting divorced.
If you are also starting a new job, make sure that you talk to the human resources department to learn about your new health insurance policy before moving. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and make sure that your most pressing costs – such as your medications – are covered under any policy changes.
Even if you aren’t leaving your current company, your health insurance options and the cost of your health care could still change. Find out if there are any changes in the group policy or if your health insurance costs differ from city to city. Plan ahead and get educated about what to expect after your big move.
Planning a move sometime in the near future? Or have you experienced a different Qualifying Life Event? Visit GoHealthInsurance.com today or call 888-322-7557 to talk to a licensed agent about your options before you take that next step.