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Health Insurance Marketplace

Students can apply and enroll in health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace at www.HealthCare.gov. Through the Marketplace, you can compare all your options and research lower costs on monthly premiums.

If you do not have health coverage, you may have to pay a fee. If you have Medicare, Medicaid, job-based health insurance, or VA health coverage, you are already covered and do not need to make any changes. Changes are only permitted during open enrollment, qualifying life events, or special enrollment periods.

There are resources available to help you learn about types of health coverage, research your questions, and choose a health plan that gives you the right balance of costs and coverage.

  • Visit www.HealthCare.gov and subscribe to learn about key dates, news, and updates; or chat online with a Marketplace Call Center representative. You can also use the website to search for local in-person help in your community.
  • Call the Marketplace Call Center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-318-2596. TTY users should call 1-855-889-4325.
  • Like Facebook.com/HealthCareGov.
  • Follow @HealthCareGov on Twitter.

The following information will help you determine your options when you apply:

  • Social Security numbers (or document numbers for legal immigrants)
  • Birth dates
  • Pay stubs, W-2 forms, or “Wage and Tax Statements”
  • Policy numbers for any current health insurance
  • Information about any health insurance you or your family could get from your jobs