Skip to main content

Would you like a helping hand?

MaineHealth Community Resources, powered by Aunt Bertha, is an online directory of free or reduced-cost services like medical care, food, housing and more.

Health Insurance Marketplace: Education and Enrollment Help

What is the Health Insurance Marketplace?

The Health Insurance Marketplace is a service that helps people shop for affordable health insurance. Typically, 85% of Mainers receive financial assistance to make the plans more affordable.

When can I sign up for health insurance?

The Open Enrollment period is November 1 to December 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 Application Counselors (CACs) who will meet with you in-person, review your options, and help you apply & enroll through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Please call with questions or to set up an appointment with one of our CACs.

  • Coverage Team at 1-833-284-8816 
  • Patient Assistance Line at 1-833-MHHELP1 (1-833-644-3571)
     

Can I enroll on my own?

Yes. There are two ways to apply and enroll on your own:

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

Need More Information?

For more information about health insurance and the Health Insurance Marketplace, visit healthcare.gov

Latest News

View All
Southern Maine Health Care Further Restricts Visitation in Response to COVID19 Surge
The new rules are effective December 4, 2020 for Southern Maine Health Care locations and medical practices. They are intended to safeguard patients, visitors and staff during the ongoing pandemic.
New Visitor Rules at Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital
This policy is an update to the visitor restrictions imposed on Friday, March 20, 2020 and updated on June 16, July 20 and again on November 18. This latest update will take effect on December 4, 2020 and shall remain in effect until further notice.
Apply for LincolnHealth's Free CNA Class by December 4
LincolnHealth is accepting applications for the winter Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class through Friday, December 4. The class will begin Tuesday, January 19, 2021 and is offered at no cost to the student.
Memorial Receives Federal Grant to Support Dementia Capable Programs
Mt. Washington Valley organizations will soon be able to offer older adults with dementia and their caregivers additional evidence-based programs and services over the next few years.