Everything LGBT people need to know about signing up for health insurance after getting married.
Last week’s historic ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court affirming marriage equality for everyone across the country means there are going to be a lot of weddings this summer. But that’s just the beginning of the good news.
Many LGBT people may not realize that once they begin their lives of legally wedded bliss, they have a special opportunity to enroll in quality, affordable health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Getting married is considered a “qualifying life event” under the Affordable Care Act. That means that newly married couples qualify for a “special enrollment period,” which lets them sign up for a new health plan or make changes to the plan they enrolled in during the last open enrollment period.…