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I signed up for a Bronze plan during Open Enrollment. I am scheduled to have surgery and now, I want to change plans. Can I change plans?

No, in general, once you sign up for a plan, you cannot change plans until the next Open Enrollment period. A change in your health situation — such as a new illness or an accident — does not make you eligible for a special enrollment opportunity. But, if you experience certain other qualifying life events — such as moving or the birth of a child — you may be able to switch plans midyear through a special enrollment period.