5 ways to apply for 2018 health insurance

You can apply for a 2018 Marketplace health plan using any of the methods below:

Before you apply: Preview 2018 plans with personalized price estimates.

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How you apply depends on whether you're new to the Marketplace

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By phone

A customer service representative helps you fill out an application, review your choices, and enroll in coverage.

How: Contact the Marketplace Call Center.

With in-person help

Assisters in your community with special Marketplace training help you fill out an application and enroll.

How: Enter your ZIP code to see a list of groups and people near you.

Through an agent or broker

Agents and brokers help you apply and enroll. (You pay no more with an agent or broker; some may sell only certain companies' plans.)

How: Enter your ZIP code to see a list that includes both agents/brokers and other assisters.

By mail

Fill out and mail in a paper application. You’ll get eligibility results in the mail within 2 weeks. Create an online account or use the Marketplace Call Center to enroll.

How: Download the 2018 Marketplace application (PDF) and instructions (PDF).