When I was unexpectedly laid off from my job, I wasn't sure how I was going to continue managing my diabetes without health insurance. Insulin is expensive, and I knew there was no way I could afford it without coverage. Luckily, a family friend had gone through the same life experiences and connected me with a local navigator. The navigator informed me of Special Enrollment Periods (SEPs) and I was able to qualify, and apply for Marketplace insurance. Luckily, I found a plan that fit my needs while also receiving financial assistance!