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).