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Glossary

Healthcare and health insurance definitions.

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Qualifying event :

Usually you cannot make changes to your health insurance enrollment except during an annual open enrollment period. However, there are special life events, called qualifying events, that may allow you to change your coverage, drop your coverage, or enroll in coverage, even if it's not open enrollment time. There are qualifying events for COBRA and qualifying events for a special enrollment period.