A qualifying life event is an event that changes your family or health insurance situation and qualifies you for a Special Enrollment Period. The most common qualifying life events are the loss of health care coverage, a change in your household (such as marriage or birth of a child), or a change of residence.Is turning 26 a qualifying life event?
If you're age 26, in most cases, your parent can no longer keep you on their health insurance plan. That's the bad news. The good news is, turning 26 and losing your parent's health insurance coverage is a qualifying event. This means you can enroll in health insurance during a special enrollment period.