HealthCare.gov blog

Published onMay 29, 2014

Graduating from college? Here are 4 ways to get health coverage

College students and recent graduates have several options for finding coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace®.

1. Special Enrollment Periods for College Grads

If your student health plan is ending, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period to sign up for private health insurance in the Marketplace.

Published onMay 12, 2014

Health insurance with Medicaid is the perfect Mother’s Day gift

Mother’s Day might be behind us but it’s not too late to give your mother a special gift. Let the moms in your life know that health insurance is available through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Enrollment is open all year round. Children and teens up to 19 can qualify for free or low-cost coverage – and parents may be eligible too.

Find out how to get Medicaid or CHIP coverage.

Published onApril 16, 2014

Still open – Coverage in Medicaid and CHIP

You can apply for Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage, even though Marketplace Open Enrollment for 2014 is over.

Medicaid and CHIP are joint state and federal programs that provide coverage to millions of Americans with limited incomes and some people with disabilities.

There’s no limited enrollment period for these programs. You can apply any time. If you qualify, you (or a family member) can enroll immediately.

Published onApril 15, 2014

How to use your new Medicaid or CHIP coverage

Now that you’ve joined the millions of Americans enrolled in the Medicaid program or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), it’s important to use your new coverage.

If you have questions, contact your state Medicaid or CHIP agency. When you visit these two pages, just scroll down and select your state from the menu at the bottom.

Published onApril 2, 2014

How to use your new Marketplace coverage

Now that you’ve joined millions of Americans in getting coverage, you need to learn how to use it.

Here are some steps you can take right now to ensure that you have access to health care once your coverage begins. Follow the links below to learn how to confirm your enrollment with your insurance company, fill a prescription, get care when and where you need it, and appeal a decision by your insurance company.

Published onApril 1, 2014

Open Enrollment is over - We can still help you get covered

The special enrollment period has ended for consumers who tried to enroll by the March 31 deadline. See if you can still get coverage through the Marketplace or Medicaid/CHIP.

We know many of you worked hard to finish enrolling in a health plan in the Health Insurance Marketplace®. Sometimes despite your best efforts, you might have run into delays caused by heavy traffic to HealthCare.gov or our call center, maintenance periods, or other special situations that prevented you from finishing the process on time.

Published onMarch 27, 2014

6 million and counting

As we enter the final days of this historic open enrollment period, more than 6 million Americans have signed up for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace® since October 1, thanks to the Affordable Care Act.

Published onMarch 24, 2014

7 Days Left to #GetCovered – Enroll Now!

Consumers have only a few days left to get 2014 coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace®. Open enrollment in the Marketplace ends March 31.

Affordable plans are still available. Across the country, 6 out of 10 uninsured Americans can get covered for $100 per month or even less – some for a lot less.