What You Need to Know About Enrolling in Health Coverage in a State-Based Marketplace

Open Enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is in full swing and it’s time to enroll in health coverage. For the 39 states that use the federal website, healthcare.gov, this year’s Open Enrollment period runs from November 1 – December 15.

But for the states and the District of Columbia with their own state-based marketplaces, the Open Enrollment dates may be different. Read on to find out where you need to visit to enroll in health coverage in these areas.

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Here is some helpful information so you can explore your health coverage options and enroll by your state’s deadline. You can find links to each state’s marketplace website and see the dates and deadlines to enroll.




District of Columbia




New York

Rhode Island


 Washington State

No matter what state you live in, it is important to make sure you know where to enroll, when to enroll, and what health plans are available so you can make the best choice.

It is important to shop around—whether you have marketplace coverage already or are enrolling for the first time—so you can get a plan that works for your health and your wallet. Many people will qualify for financial help to lower the cost of coverage and care. So don’t delay and enroll today!

2018 Open Enrollment

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