Where To Go To Apply for ObamaCare
What is the Health Insurance Marketplace?
The Health Insurance Marketplace is a marketplace set up by either the federal government or your state for you to find quality health care coverage. You may have also heard it referred to as a Health Insurance Exchange.
The official federal site for ObamaCare is located at http://www.healthcare.gov. Online chat is available here to answer simple questions. Healthcare.gov also has a 24 hour number available: 1-800-318-2596, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (TTY: 1-855-889-4325).
State Health Insurance Marketplace
There are 17 states that have set up their own health insurance marketplaces. See below to go to the state health insurance market websites. For all other states go to http://www.healthcare.gov.
How Do You Find Health Insurance Coverage?
You find coverage in any one of three ways:
1. Applying online
2. By mail
3. In person.
Who can get insurance through the Marketplace?
To be eligible for health coverage through the Marketplace, you:
Must live in the United States
Must be a United States citizen or national (or be lawfully present)
Cannot be incarcerated
If you are a U.S. citizen living in a foreign country, you are not required to purchase insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
How do I use the Marketplace?
The Marketplace is set up for you to use it easily. You fill out one application, and then you can learn if you can get lower cost coverage based on income. You will see all of the health insurance plans available to you in your area. This allows you to compare your choices side-by-side.
When Can I Use the Marketplace?
The Marketplace is open beginning October 1, 2013. Open enrollment for the Marketplace is from October 1, 2013 until March 31, 2013.
Your coverage begins January 1, 2014.
Where do I go to use the Marketplace?
Choose your state below to go to your marketplace.