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Americans now have significant new opportunities to access health insurance outside the traditional open enrollment window. In what can be a challenging economic environment, staying up-to-date on coverage availability options is especially important for those facing financial pressure. After tax season closes, many individuals — such as the self-employed, contractors, freelancers, and gig workers — become more acutely aware of their earnings and the financial pressures they face. Access to a special enrollment period (SEP) to unlock potential savings on essential health insurance can be game-changing.

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