Congratulations! Welcoming a new child into your home is an exciting time with many things to consider. We're glad you're thinking about your child's health insurance. Adding to your family size is a qualifying event. This means you can enroll in or change your health insurance coverage during a special enrollment period.
Additionally, if you were ordered by a court to provide health care coverage for a dependent, you may also qualify for a special enrollment period.
Keep in mind you only have 60 days to enroll in health insurance after your baby is born or adopted or you gain a dependent through a court order. After that, you'll have to wait until open enrollment.
I don’t have health care coverage. How do I enroll?
If you don't have a health plan, you're in the right place! BCBSOK has many plans to choose from to fit your new family and budget. Let's get started.
I have a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Oklahoma (BCBSOK) health plan. How do I add my new spouse to my plan?
- If you enrolled on the Health Insurance Marketplace log in to your Marketplace account.
- If you have health insurance through your employer, call your company's benefits or HR department.
What if I don’t qualify for special enrollment?
Depending on your income, you may qualify for Medicaid or CHIP. There is no special enrollment period for those government offered coverage options – you can apply at any time.
Members of American Indian and Alaska Native tribes can enroll any month, not just during open enrollment. You can even apply for cost assistance.