Get Covered: Open Enrollment for Health Insurance is Happening NOW

The Health Insurance Marketplace is open for business! From November 1 – December 15, 2017, you can apply for new 2018 health insurance — or you can renew, change or update your current health plan for 2018.

Important dates

November 1, 2017: Open Enrollment starts – first day to enroll, re-enroll or change a 2018 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace

December 15, 2017: Last day to enroll in or change plans for 2018 coverage. After this date, you can enroll or change plans only if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

January 1, 2018: 2018 coverage starts, if you’ve paid your premium

Get started

  1. Create an account at
  2. Have 2017 Marketplace insurance? Log in now to update your application and compare plans for 2018.
  3. Want to see plans first? Preview 2018 plans, with price estimates based on your income, before logging in.

Need Help?

Navigators for a Healthy Louisiana, the official federally-facilitated health insurance marketplace for Louisiana, can help you find a plan that fits you and your family’s healthcare needs AND your budget. While the Navigators program is unable to offer as much in-person enrollment assistance as they have in the past, you can request free enrollment assistance from a navigator if you live in these service areas.

If you live outside of the Navigator service areas, contact one  of the organizations below for free, in-person enrollment assistance, OR use the online Get Covered Connector to search for help by zip code.

Northwest Louisiana area

David Raines Community Health Center
Bossier, Shreveport, Gilliam, and Minden

Northeast Louisiana area

Morehouse Community Medical Center
Bastrop or Mer Rouge

Union General Hospital

Northern Louisiana Medical Center

North Central Louisiana area

DeSoto Healthcare Center

Outpatient Medical Center Inc.
Natchitoches or Leesville

Byrd Regional Hospital

Gulf Coast area

Care South
(Capitol City Family Health Center)

Tech Action Board Inc.
Edgard, Thibodaux, Galliano, Reserve,
Dulac, Pierre Part, and Houma

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