My girlfriend just switched jobs across the country and is now working at through a TEMP department that does not offer healthcare. She said she tried to enroll on the site but that the enrollment period is over.
Will she have to pay a fine for not having healthcare while in between jobs and working temp? If so, how can we avoid that charge and more importantly get her affordable coverage while looking for new work?
If you move to a new state you have 60 days to enroll in a plan via special enrollment in that states Marketplace. There will never be an instance where you move out of state and aren't allowed to enroll in an individual health plan (although in some instances you may qualify for different cost assistance amounts or not be able to maintain Medicaid coverage).