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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Health Insurance Marketplace

The Health Insurance Marketplace helps uninsured and under-insured individuals and families compare and shop for affordable health insurance plans as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), sometimes called "Obamacare". Most people who use the Marketplace will qualify for tax credits, which lower the cost of monthly payments. These lower costs are only available to those who apply for coverage through

Important updates and events 


If you have a health insurance plan through LAHC, you will be covered until the end of 2015, but will need to enroll in a plan with a different insurance company for coverage in 2016. This does not affect you if your plan is through any other insurance company. Open enrollment is November 15th through January 31st.


Special Enrollment for Life Changing Events

If you have any of the following changes,  you can enroll at any time throughout the year:

  • The size of your family changes
  • You lose health insurance
  • You have a large change in income (i.e losing or gaining employment)
  • You move to or from a new state
  • You leave prison/jail
  • You gain citizenship

If you have any questions about this process please contact Jodi Dyer at 504-658-2563

Apply for health coverage

Individuals and Families

  1. Gather social security numbers and employer income information for everyone in your household.
  2. Visit or call the call center at 1-800-318-2596 during open enrollment. 

Small Businesses
Businesses with 50 employees or fewer can offer affordable employee health plans through the SHOP website.

Get assistance
For face-to-face assistance, visit GetCovered Locator or 504HealthNet to find a health services location near you.


Join the 20,000+ New Orleans residents who enrolled in health insurance through the Marketplace last year to take advantage of these benefits. 

Lower costs

Over 89% of those who enrolled in coverage in Louisiana last year were eligible for tax credits to lower the cost of insurance. Monthly payments (premiums) will likely be based on your income and you may also qualify for lower costs when seeing doctors and getting care (co-pays/deductibles). Calculate your costs (see plans now!)


Better coverage

All plans cover check-ups, hospital care, and prescription drugs, as well as maternity care, mental health, and more.
What’s covered


Free preventative care

Includes an annual check-up cancer and diabetes screenings, vaccines, birth control and more.
Services included


Lots of choices


Choose from over 50 plans from four companies:

No Fee 

Most people must have health insurance or pay fee, and the penalty for those without insurance will be increasing this year. Buying from the Marketplace means you won’t have to pay the fee.
Mandate penalty, fees and exemptions 

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Last updated: 7/30/2015 4:27:46 PM

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