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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

The Health Insurance Marketplace

The Health Insurance Marketplace is a tool to help you find insurance that is right for you at an affordable price. The Marketplace is part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), sometimes called "Obamacare." It helps uninsured and under-insured individuals and families find all the information they need about available health plans in one place. Most people who use the Marketplace will also qualify for tax credits, which work like discounts to lower the cost of the health plan they purchase.

IMPORTANT: The enrollment deadline for the health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace was Monday, March 31st 2014.  However, if you tried to enroll on or before March 31st, but we’re not able to complete your application or enrollment, you should still be able to finish. Call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596 as soon as possible to receive a special enrollment period, or visit your local community health center for in-person assistance.

Next Open Enrollment Period: The next open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace will be November 15th, 2014 – February 15th, 2015. At that time, you can sign-up or change your plan. You may also qualify to enroll mid-year if you have a “qualifying life event,” which includes getting married, having a baby, moving to a new area, losing your health coverage, or having a change in income.

For a clear explanation of what the marketplace provides and how it works, see the video below:


The Health Department protects, promotes and ensures the health of all in New Orleans. 


  • Protect, promote and improve the health of all community members so they can achieve their full potential
  • Foster an optimum health-related quality of life for those that live, learn, work, and play in New Orleans
  • Ensure conditions that enable health and healthy choices


To serve New Orleanians as a 21st century health department and a model for the nation, capable of improving population health through data-driven decision making and policy development.

Job Openings

Healthy Start New Orleans

Case Manager job description here



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Last updated: 4/22/2014 8:44:47 AM

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