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Open enrollment for 2022 Health Insurance Marketplace coverage is over, but you can enroll in or change plans if you have certain qualifying life events, or qualify for Medicaid or CHIP.
Special Enrollment Periods are available throughout the year within 60 days of any of these qualifying life events: Marriage, have or adopt a baby, a permanent move, change of immigration status, release from incarceration and loss of health insurance coverage.
Medicaid Expansion means more Missourians aged 19–64 may qualify for low-cost or free health insurance through Medicaid. Expansion changed the income rules to raise the amount of money you can make and still quality. And, low-income adults without children qualify. You can apply for Medicaid any time of year.
Income Guidelines for Health Insurance Marketplace & Medicaid Expansion
If your household income is at or above the amounts in the first chart below, you may qualify for Health Insurance Marketplace coverage with Advance Premium Tax Credits.
If your current monthly household income is at or less than the amounts in the second chart below, you may qualify for Medicaid. Note: Children and Pregnant Women may qualify for Medicaid at income amounts higher than in the charts below.
Medicare is federal health insurance for people 65 or older, some younger people with disabilities and people with End-Stage Renal Disease. Medicare has differing enrollment periods depending on the individual’s age, employment status, income, etc. Contact a Healthcare Advocate to learn more.