Time to enroll
Once you’re eligible to enroll, you have a limited time to choose your benefits for the rest of the calendar year. After that, you have two other chances to enroll:
- If you have a qualifying status change event, like getting married, having a baby, getting divorced, or gaining or losing other coverage options
- During the next Annual Enrollment period, which happens every fall
Why you should enroll right away
It’s the best way to make sure you don’t miss the window for first-time enrollment. And for certain benefits, there are also special advantages to enrolling as soon as you’re eligible.