Other Health Care Coverage Options
You may also qualify for Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or other assistance-based on your income. These health care coverage options are provided by the government. There’s no Special Enrollment for CHIP or assistance-based insurance, so you can apply at any time. You may also qualify for financial help.
Note: Members of American Indian and Alaska Native tribes can apply for health care coverage any month of the year.
1The following are not considered loss of coverage: voluntarily canceling your health insurance plan, having your plan canceled because you did not pay your premiums or because your plan did not meet the requirements set by the Affordable Care Act for Minimum Essential Coverage.
2Only for health plans bought on the Marketplace.
3BCBSIL does not offer temporary or short-term plans. These plans may not provide the full benefits of a BCBSIL health plan, including essential health benefits.