Sign up for health care
Looking for coverage? Here’s what you need to know:
- You must sign up by December 15. If you want 2018 coverage, there is just the one deadline. Beat the rush and sign up early.
Coverage is probably more affordable than you think. Last year, 8 in 10 people qualified for financial help. For most people, that meant they could find premiums between $50 and $100 per month. You should definitely check out your options and see if you could save even more on your out-of-pocket costs by choosing a silver plan.
There is a minimum penalty of $695 for not having health insurance.
If you already have coverage, shop and save. Already have health coverage through HealthCare.gov? On November 1, head back to update your information and compare your options for 2018. There may be plans available that save you money.
Free in-person help is available. If you have questions about signing up or want to talk through your options with a trained professional, free help is just a call or click away. Call 1-800-318-2596 or visit http://localhelp.healthcare.gov.
Get America Covered helps people get covered and stay covered. We’re here to help people looking to enroll in health coverage and those who are helping other people sign-up.
Open Enrollment will be half as long this year and there will be less public education about enrollment information and key deadlines than during previous open enrollments. This will make it that much harder for people to find the facts and information they need in order to sign up for health coverage.
We’re stepping in to help get the word out, and we hope you’ll join us. We ran outreach and public education for HealthCare.gov over the last three years. Now, we’re taking everything we learned about how to reach people with the information they need and get to work, helping more people enroll.
Lori Lodes, Co-Founder
Lori served as Director of Communications at Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services where she led outreach and public education for HealthCare.gov during the second and third open enrollments. This included overseeing everything from the consumer facing part of HealthCare.gov to the outreach campaigns to the call center. Her primary focus was on the consumer - and doing everything possible to make sure people had a smooth experience from start to finish.
Joshua Peck, Co-Founder
Josh served as Chief Marketing Officer for the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight and the Office of Communications at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services where he was responsible the enrollment and retention of HealthCare.gov consumers. This included overseeing outreach and education efforts across every consumer touch point for HealthCare.gov.