Life Change? See if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

Depending on your situation you may be eligible to enroll in a new BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina health plan for 2024!


What is a Special Enrollment Period?

Special Enrollment Periods (SEPs) allow you to enroll in an annual health plan outside the annual Open Enrollment Period.

You may qualify for an SEP if you’ve experienced a Qualifying Life Event in the past 60 days.

Your qualifying life event will need to be confirmed prior to your new health plan becoming effective.

What is a Qualifying Life Event?

A Qualifying Life Event can be many things but typically is one of the following:

  • Lost group coverage
  • Lost Medicaid or CHIP coverage
  • Getting married or divorced
  • Having or adopting a baby
  • Change in income level
  • Moving to a new area
  • Aged off your parents’ health plan
  • Gained US Citizenship

If you’ve experienced one of the events in the last 60 days you may be eligible for Marketplace coverage from BlueCross! Call to speak to a member of our team today to get enrolled.

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We’re the only insurance company based in South Carolina. Our mission is to provide our members with exceptional health care coverage, including:

  • Access to every hospital in South Carolina
  • Reduced costs on your prescriptions
  • Dental and hearing coverage
  • Local, personalized service
  • Exclusive benefits and health care extras
  • Peace of mind
  • And much more!

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to common questions we get from South Carolinians shopping for coverage outside of Open Enrollment.

I'm unhappy with my current coverage. Can I switch plans now?

If you have recently had a qualifying life event, such as any of the following you may qualify;
– Lost employer health coverage
– Got married
– Had or adopted a baby
– Moved to or within South Carolina
– Change in immigration status
CALL TODAY to speak with an enrollment counselor!

I didn't pay my premium and lost coverage. Am I eligible to enroll now?

If you have lost coverage due to non-payment of premium you do not qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP). However, you may still qualify for a SEP based on your income level.
CALL TODAY to speak with an enrollment counselor about your specific qualifications.

What is short-term coverage and am I eligible for it?

If you lost coverage or are in between coverage plans, a short term plan may be right for you. To discuss your qualification and see what short-term options you may have CALL TODAY and speak with an enrollment counselor.

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