October 31, 2018

Get Health Coverage: How To Take Advantage of Open Enrollment

A Guide to Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment

Granite Staters, health care open enrollment is underway!

The open enrollment period for the individual health insurance market begins November 1, 2018 and continues until December 15, 2018. Coverage obtained on the Health Insurance Marketplace during open enrollment will be effective January 1, 2019.

The Affordable Care Act established the Health Insurance Marketplace to aid individuals in finding, comparing, and purchasing quality, affordable health insurance coverage. Granite Staters who have purchased health coverage through www.HealthCare.Gov in the past are encouraged to shop around and evaluate the coverage options available for 2019, as plans and costs may have changed.

For many Granite Staters, financial help is available. In past years, the majority of people purchasing private coverage on New Hampshire’s individual market qualified for financial help to lower their monthly premium costs.

To learn more about open enrollment for 2019 health insurance plans and apply online, visit https://www.healthcare.gov/get-coverage/

Help enrolling is available:

If you have questions about signing up or to apply over the phone, call 1-800-318-2596.

To find in-person help in your area, please visit http://localhelp.healthcare.gov.

For a list of frequently asked questions and answers, visit https://www.healthcare.gov/get-answers/