This Open Enrollment, don’t forget to compare 2017 Marketplace health plans

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If you have 2016 Marketplace health insurance, you can renew, change, or update your plan for 2017 starting November 1, 2016. IMPORTANT: 2017 health insurance plan & price previews coming soon 2017 health plans and prices will be available for preview on shortly before November 1. 3 reasons why it’s important to update and…

5 tips to get ready for 2017 Marketplace Open Enrollment

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Open Enrollment for a 2017 Health Insurance Marketplace plan is almost here. Starting November 1, 2016, you can sign up for 2017 health insurance (with coverage starting as soon as January 1, 2017) at That’s just about a month away! You’ll be able to preview plans and prices for 2017 shortly before then. 5…

3 simple tips to stay healthy with Marketplace insurance

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Getting health insurance is an important first step to better health and well-being! If you’ve gotten coverage, get the most out of your Marketplace health insurance plan and stay healthy throughout the year by following these simple tips. 3 tips to a healthier you Practice preventive care. Staying healthy increases the chances you’ll be there…

Have a pre-existing condition? Don’t worry, you’re covered with the Marketplace


Editor’s Note: Learn more about how the Affordable Care Act helps people with pre-existing conditions like HIV. View our page on the ACA and People Living with HIV/AIDS. Diabetic? Chronically sick? Don’t worry! With Marketplace health insurance, your plan covers treatment for any pre-existing medical condition you had when you enrolled in coverage. You’re protected…

The Affordable Care Act: The Essential Role of Community Health Centers

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Editor’s Note: Learn more! Read about HHS’ new awards for health centers to improve care coordination and become patient-centered medical homes, and download a HRSA Health Center Program fact sheet [PDF 255 KB] on Health Centers and the ACA. Health centers have played an essential role in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and continue…

Lose your health insurance? You may be able to enroll now

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If you recently lost health insurance coverage, you may be able to enroll in Marketplace coverage with a Special Enrollment Period. Health insurance losses that may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period Loss of job-based insurance: You may qualify if your employer stopped offering health insurance, or you left a job where you had health…

Having a baby? You may be able to get or change health insurance outside Open Enrollment

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If you recently had or adopted a baby, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. This means you can apply and enroll in or change Marketplace health plans outside Open Enrollment. When you enroll in a plan during a Special Enrollment Period, your new health coverage can begin the day your baby is born…

Retired? You have health insurance options

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If you recently retired and aren’t eligible for Medicare yet, you may be able to get health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace. While retiring from a job alone doesn’t qualify you for a Special Enrollment Period, losing health insurance does. If you lost health insurance when you retired, you have 60 days to enroll…