Sometimes, losing your job means losing the health plan you had through work. You don't have to go without coverage. If your job changed and you lost your health plan, you might be able to get a new Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) Individual and Family plan during the Special Enrollment Period. Based on your age or income, you may be able to get Medicare or Medicaid.
Some of the life events that give you a chance to enroll in a new plan are:
- Work hours getting lowered that leads to benefit cuts
- Getting laid off
- COBRA coverage ending
- State Continuation coverage ending