If you are losing health coverage as a graduating student, you may be eligible right away for low-cost insurance or free Medicaid coverage through HealthSource RI. HealthSource RI connects you with brand-name health insurance companies, giving you a whole new way to buy coverage and get the essential health benefits you need.
HealthSource RI offers a “Special Enrollment Period” to people going through life changes such as:
- You’ve lost your health insurance through a job or graduation. If you leave a job or higher education institution where you were provided health insurance, or have been let go from a job where you received health insurance, you can enroll through HealthSource RI.
- You’re too old to be covered by your parents.
If you’ve been covered on your parents’ policy, but have turned 26 years old, you’re eligible to enroll in your own coverage.
- Your employer changes the coverage available to you.
If your employer discontinues your health insurance or changes the coverage offered and you’re allowed to terminate that plan, you may be eligible to enroll in a new plan during a SEP.
- Your immigration status has changed.
You must be a U.S. citizen or be lawfully present in the U.S. to buy insurance through HealthSource RI.
- You have a new spouse.
A new marriage means you don’t have to wait to cover your husband or wife, or wait to be covered.
- You’re an AmeriCorps, VISTA or NCCC volunteer.
You may qualify for a SEP when your volunteer program begins or ends.
- You’re new to Rhode Island.
If you’ve just moved here from out of state and don’t have access to qualifying employer coverage, you can enroll through HealthSource RI.
To learn about other changes that can affect coverage, call the HealthSource RI Contact Center at 1-855-840-4774 to speak with a Contact Center specialist, visit www.https://healthsourceri.wpengine.com, or come by the Walk-in center at 70 Royal Little Drive in Providence.
Customers can also enroll in coverage through HealthSource RI during our Open Enrollment period, taking place this year on November 1, 2015 – January 30, 2016 for coverage beginning on January 1, 2016.
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