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The Health Insurance Marketplace is open for business

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - November 14, 2016 03:07 PM

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Starting November 1st, you can apply for a 2017 health plan, renew your current plan, or pick a new plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. You can find the latest, most accurate information about the Marketplace at

New to the Marketplace? has all the information you need to apply and enroll in a Marketplace plan. You can compare 2017 health insurance plans and prices before you apply. As you compare plans in the Marketplace, you’ll see what benefits each plan covers. Every health plan in the Marketplace offers the same set of essential health benefits, including doctor visits, preventive care, hospitalization, prescriptions, and more. Compare plans based on what’s important to you, and choose the combination of price and coverage that fits your needs and budget. Remember, most people qualify for financial help to lower their costs.

Have a 2016 Marketplace plan?

Visit to compare 2017 health plans and prices to your current coverage, update your application with any household or income changes, and enroll in a plan. New and more affordable health plans may be available this year, so don’t miss out on savings for 2017.
If you want your new or updated health insurance coverage to start January 1, you must enroll or change plans by December 15, 2016. This way you won’t have a break in coverage. You can change your plan any time during Open Enrollment, which ends January 31, 2017.

Want help or need more information?

If you have questions about the Health Insurance Marketplace, visit or call the Marketplace Call Center toll-free at 1-800-318-2596. TTY users should call 1-855-889-4325. Tell the customer service representative if you need help in a language other than English. You also can visit to find help in your area.

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