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Published onOctober 25, 2019

Preview 2020 plans and prices today!

You can enroll in or renew a 2020 plan November 1 through December 15. You can start by previewing 2020 plans with personalized estimates. Note: You’ll see exact prices later on when you fill out or update your Marketplace application.

Published onOctober 17, 2019

Things to know about picking a plan before Nov. 1

Before you apply for 2020 Marketplace health insurance starting November 1, there are several things to consider that’ll help you choose the plan that’s right for you.

Published onOctober 10, 2019

5 easy ways to prepare for 2020 Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for 2020 Marketplace coverage starts November 1, 2019. There are things you can do now to get ready, whether you’re applying for the first time or planning to re-enroll.

Published onSeptember 12, 2019

3 benefits Marketplace health plans must cover

All Marketplace plans cover essential health benefits, pre-existing conditions, and preventive care. This is true for all plan categories (all “metal levels,” including Catastrophic plans) and all plan types (like HMO and PPO). Starting November 1, 2019, you can enroll in or renew a plan for 2020, so you can continue to get these benefits.

Published onSeptember 5, 2019

Can you get health coverage for the rest of 2019?

Outside the yearly Open Enrollment Period, you can only enroll in or change coverage if you qualify for a

Special Enrollment Period
for a Marketplace plan,
Medicaid
, or the
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
.

Published onAugust 29, 2019

Kick off the school year with health insurance!

Nobody plans to get sick or hurt, but unexpected things happen even to healthy young people, so it’s important to get health insurance. As a college student, you have several options for coverage: