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Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace

How It Works

Who is eligible?

  • Must live in the Marketplace's service area
  • Be a US citizen or national or
  • Be a non-citizen who is lawfully present in the US for the entire period for which the enrollment is sought.
  • Must not be incarcerated


Key Enrollment Dates:

  • Initial Enrollment starts October 1, 2013 and ends March 31, 2014
  • Coverage starts as early as January 1, 2014
  • Annual open enrollment period from October 15th to December 7th
  • Special enrollment periods are available in certain circumstances (marriage/divorce, birth, errors by the Marketplace, losing employer coverage, etc)


Enrollment Process:


Enrollment Assistance

If you still have more questions about the enrollment process, please call the toll free call center at 1-800-318-2596, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Or visit for a variety of frequently asked questions.  (Help is also available in other languages.)  You can also get in-person assistance with the organizations listed here.


What is the Marketplace

The Marketplace is a new way to buy health insurance for qualified individuals and employers. It allows apples-to-apples comparisons of health plans and provides unbiased customer support.


These plans must provide information on premiums, deductibles, and out-of-pockets costs before you enroll. It is also a one-stop shop to determine if you are eligible for:

  • health plans through the marketplace
  • tax credits to lower premiums
  • reduced cost sharing
  • Medicaid and CHIP


 For more information about the Affordable Healthcare Act, see this brochure.  Read the full law here (PDF, 974 pages).



Page Updated: 

August 28, 2013

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