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Health Insurance Marketplace

What is the Health Insurance Marketplace?

The Health Insurance Marketplace is a place where people shop for affordable health insurance. Maine uses CoverME.gov and New Hampshire uses HealthCare.gov. Typically, 85% of people receive financial assistance to make the plans more affordable.

When can I sign up for health insurance?

Open Enrollment is November 1 to January 15 each year. You may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period during the rest of the year if you have had a qualifying life event (losing health insurance, moving, getting married, having a baby, or adopting a child).

Can I get help signing up for health insurance?

Yes! We have Certified Assisters who will meet with you in-person, review your options, and help you apply & enroll. Please call with questions or to set up an appointment with one of our Assisters.

Can I enroll on my own?

Yes -- here’s how to apply and enroll on your own:

If you live in Maine:

1. Visit CoverME.gov. The “window shopping” tool allows you to quickly determine if you are eligible for financial assistance and review plans before applying.
2. Call the Consumer Assistance Center at 1-866-636-0355.

If you live in New Hampshire:

3. Visit HealthCare.gov. The estimator tool allows you to quickly determine if you are eligible for financial assistance and review plans before applying.
4. Call the Health Insurance Marketplace at 800-318-2596 (24 hours a day/7 days a week).

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