How do I create a HealthCare.gov account?
Ready to create a HealthCare.gov account? Want to shop the Health Insurance Marketplace during Open Enrollment? Not sure how? Don’t worry: Creating a HealthCare.gov account is simple. Five quick steps are all it takes.
First, you’ll enter some basic information like your full name, mailing address and email address. Then, you’ll create a username and password for your account. Next, you’ll select and answer a number of security questions for added protection for your account. You’ll then click “create account.” Lastly, you’ll answer a number of questions based on information from your credit report. Once your identity has been verified, your account will have been created. Then you can proceed to shop the Affordable Care Act Marketplace for health plans.
You can also shop for a Marketplace plan on HealthSherpa (a trusted partner of HealthCare.gov) here, and you can manage your Marketplace health insurance plan, report changes, and download important documents here. You can also talk to a HealthSherpa Consumer Advocate on the phone by calling (872) 228-2549.
Anyone can shop the Health Insurance Marketplace and enroll in ACA health insurance during Open Enrollment period, which runs from November 1 to January 15. You can also enroll in a health plan during Special Enrollment Period (anytime other than Open Enrollment Period) if you have a qualifying life event, such as losing your health coverage, having a child, or moving. Grab our free step-by-step guide to enrolling in Marketplace health insurance here.