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Special Enrollment Period for Graduates and Others

May 29, 2019
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If you are graduating, turning 26, or leaving a school-sponsored health insurance plan, you may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period


Whether you plan to continue your education or look for work, find out if you qualify for income-based tax credits that reduce the cost of monthly health insurance premiums.  These Advance Premium Tax Credits are only available through the Health Insurance Marketplace, but you can use them to purchase qualifying health plans from Community Health Options.

Our storefront will ask you a few qualifying questions (be sure to slide the button at the bottom of the page to ‘Check My Eligibility’) to estimate your potential tax credit and show actual plans and prices.

Once you have chosen a plan, you will be shown options to purchase. Choose Option 1, if you do not qualify for tax credits and want to purchase your plan directly from Community Health Options; choose Option 2 to confirm your eligibility for a tax credit and to purchase your health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Timing is important!  You must enroll in a new plan 60 days before or after you lose your current coverage.


With the recent success of Open Enrollment, it's a pleasure to welcome back our reenrolling Members and also welcome thousands of new Members to Community Health Options. We're your Partner for Health and are proud to be the only non-profit health insurer domiciled in Maine.

We are dedicated to providing affordable, high-quality benefits that promote health and wellbeing. You’ll find many of our special health programs and several new programs in our 2019 health plans.