Best web browsers for HealthCare.gov

When you apply for coverage in the Marketplace, some web browsers offer a smoother experience than others. The best result will come from matching the right browser to your computer’s operating system. We show the best matches below.

Learn how to find out which browser and operating system you’re using.

Operating Systems and Recommended Web Browsers

Windows 8

  • Internet Explorer 10 and 11
  • Firefox (latest release and prior release)
  • Chrome (latest release and prior release)

Windows 7

  • Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, and 11
  • Firefox (latest release and prior release)
  • Chrome (latest release and prior release)

Windows XP

  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Firefox 22

Apple Macintosh operating systems

OS X Mountain Lion

  • Safari 6 and 7
  • Firefox (latest release and prior release)
  • Chrome (latest release and prior release)

OS X Lion

  • Safari 6
  • Firefox 21
  • Chrome 27

iOS 6 and 7 (iPad)

  • Safari

Android 4 (Tablet)

  • Android Browser

Learn more about how to improve your experience when you create a Marketplace account.

Find out what browser and operating system you have

Browser: To find out what browser version you’re using:

  • For Internet Explorer and Chrome, select the icon on the top right of your browser window and look for “About.”
  • For Firefox, choose “Help” and “About.”
  • For Safari, click on “Safari” in your menu bar and click “About.”

If you need to update your browser, you can download the correct version from the maker’s website for free.

Operating system: To find out what operating system your computer uses, try these links: