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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Health Insurance Marketplace

The Health Insurance Marketplace (a part of the Affordable Care Act, sometimes called "Obamacare") helps people without health coverage find and enroll in a plan that fits their budget and meets their needs.

The Marketplace is Open!

Visit to learn about your options for coverage.

  • Important dates:
    • November 1, 2016: Start of open enrollment
    • December 15, 2016: Deadline to enroll for coverage starting on January 1, 2017
    • January 31, 2017: End of open enrollment
  • Need help?  Contact 504HealthNet for free, in-person assistance at a health center near you.
  • Find an enrollment event near you! 







    10 AM - 1 PM

    Woodmere's Sisters Together Health Fair

    4026 Post Drive Marrero,  LA 70058

    Resource Fair, Marketplace Education and Enrollment & Free Turkey for First 100 People


    12 PM - 4 PM

    New Orleans Musicians Clinic Flu Shot Drive: Shots for Shots

    600 block of Frenchmen St.

    Flu Shots, Marketplace Education and Enrollment


    9 AM - 2 PM

    White House Healthy Campus Challenge

    Xavier University

    Marketplace Education and Enrollment


    9 AM - 2 PM

    White House Healthy Campus Challenge

    Xavier University

    Marketplace Education and Enrollment


    9 AM - 12 PM

    IHeartMedia's 6th Annual Toy Drive Giveaway

    Iheartmedia Parking Lot 929 Howard Avenue New Orleans, LA 70113

    Toy Drive & Marketplace Education and Enrollment

Apply for Health Coverage

Steps to apply

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. 
  3. Get free, in-person assistance with your application by:

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

Marketplace Plans

All marketplace plans cover important services like emergency care, hospital stays, and prescriptions called essential health benefits. This also includes preventive care services like screenings, immunizations and wellness visits.

No health insurance provider can refuse you coverage for having a pre-existing condition and there is now a limit on how much you can spend out of your own pocket on hospital bills.

Keeping Costs Low

Many people who apply for a Marketplace plan get help paying their monthly bill (also called a "premium") through Marketplace tax credits. Tax credits are calculated based on your household income and family size. Get an estimate of plan costs and options.

Everyone is required to have insurance whether it's through an employer, Marketplace insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare. If you don't have insurance you have the choice to purchase coverage, file an exemption, or pay a fee.


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Last updated: 8/17/2017 2:47:20 PM

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