Unemployed people

Next steps: If you’re unemployed and need coverage

  • Learn how to apply for Marketplace coverage and find out if you qualify for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or lower costs for a Marketplace insurance plan.
  • See how to report your income and household size correctly, to make sure you get the right amount of help with coverage costs.
  • Learn about 2018 exemptions from the penalty for being uninsured. Note: You don't need an exemption for plan year 2019 and beyond.
  • Learn about community health centers, where you can get medical services at prices based on your income.
  • Find local help for assistance completing your application
  • Call our customer service center for answers to your questions and help with your application.