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 Healthcare.gov.
Apply for health coverage
Individuals and Families
Gather social security numbers and employer income information for everyone in your household.
Visit Healthcare.gov or call the call center at 1-800-318-2596 during open enrollment, November 15, 2014 - February 15, 2015.
Businesses with 50 employees or fewer can offer affordable employee health plans through the SHOP website.
For face-to-face assistance, visit GetCovered Locator or 504HealthNet to find a health services location near you.
Join the 14,000+ New Orleans residents who enrolled in health insurance through the Marketplace last year to take advantage of these benefits.
Over 87% 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!)
All plans cover check-ups, hospital care, and prescription drugs, as well as maternity care, mental health, and more.
Free preventative care
Includes an annual check-up cancer and diabetes screenings, vaccines, birth control and more.
Lots of choices
Choose from over 50 plans from four companies:
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
Important dates and events
The New Orleans Health Department and several local organizations will be hosting Marketplace enrollment events around the city. Download a calendar of upcoming enrollment events for more information and mark your calendars to remember these important enrollment dates.
November 15, 2014: 2015 Open Enrollment starts
December 31, 2014: Coverage ends for 2014 Marketplace plans
January 1, 2015: 2015 coverage can begin
February 15, 2015: 2015 Open Enrollment ends