Body Apply for free or low-cost Apple Health year-round Apply for free or low-cost Apple Health (Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program, CHIP ) year-round. See the eligibility requirements for free or low-cost Apple Health. How to apply for free or low-cost Apple Health: New? Create an account and apply. Existing account? Sign in and update (report a change) your income to see if you qualify for free or low-cost Apple Health or other financial help. Apply for other insurance and financial help (tax credits) with a Special Enrollment year-round If you do not qualify for free or low-cost Apple Health, you can still qualify for a Special Enrollment to get health insurance (if you have life changes that qualify you). Qualifying life changes include things like: Losing job-based coverage, Income changes Having a baby Getting married Gaining a household member (dependent) or have certain other life changes. A Special Enrollment is a time outside of open enrollment You may qualify for a special enrollment period if you or anyone in your household had certain life changes in the past 60 days. Once you’ve had a qualifying life event, your household has 60 days to sign up for coverage or shop for a new plan. How to apply for a Special Enrollment: New? Create an account and apply. See the eligibility requirements for free or low-cost Apple Health. Existing account? Sign in and update (report a change) your income to see if you qualify for free or low-cost Apple Health or other financial help. Apply for a COVID-19 Special Enrollment If you are not eligible for free or low-cost Apple Health or a Special Enrollment through a qualifying life event, you can request a COVID-19 Special Enrollment through May 8th. How to request a COVID-19 Special Enrollment Contact local help Contact customer support Other examples of life qualifying events that may qualify you for a Special Enrollment: Adding a dependent or becoming a dependent Losing a dependent or dependent status* Filed or reconciled taxes for a year that you received health insurance premium tax credits Change in program eligibility or amount of financial help* Losing other health coverage (i.e., job loss, divorce, loss of Washington Apple Health or WSHIP coverage, etc.) Permanently moving from a location in the United States to Washington, or to a new county within Washington, only if you had minimum essential coverage for at least one day within the 60 days before you moved Permanently moving from a location outside the United States to Washington A change in citizenship or lawful presence status Getting released from jail or prison Tribal membership Gaining access to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) through your employer. More information about HRAs can be found here *This is for currently enrolled customers only. These changes do not count as a qualifying life event: Choosing to stop other health coverage Being terminated for not paying your premiums Finding out your doctor isn't covered through your plan. Special Circumstances Certain special circumstances may also qualify you for a special enrollment period. Examples of special circumstances: Survivors of domestic abuse/violence or spousal/domestic abandonment. Read more about survivors of domestic violence applying for coverage. Errors of Washington Healthplanfinder (includes system errors that prevented you from getting coverage) Customer working with Washington Healthplanfinder staff on an enrollment issue that did not get resolved before the end of open enrollment Contract violation by the Qualified Health Plan Additional exceptional circumstances as defined and approved by the Washington Health Benefit Exchange Uninsured during COVID-19 Sidebar Content Have questions about COVID-19 and health insurance? Quickly scan answers to top questions about COVID-19, coverage options, and more.