You can start your search on the federal government’s Health Insurance Marketplace. You can only purchase insurance during the open enrollment period, which is usually in the last quarter of the calendar year. If you have missed open enrollment, you may to wait until the next time open enrollment opens to apply.
However, if you have what’s called a qualifying life event, you might be eligible for a special enrollment period. These events, like a change in marital status or birth of a child, allow you to enroll outside of the normal open enrollment period. For more details, see our page about life-changing events.
You can also purchase medical insurance through eHealth.com (link opens in new window).
In addition to providing access to hundreds of healthcare plans, eHealth offers short-term insurance. These plans are a way to get health insurance outside of the open enrollment period, even if you don’t have a qualifying life event.
And if you’re over age 65, you may want to consider one of the many Medicare plans available. For examples, visit Humana’s Medicare Advantage Plans page.
You can also keep your smile bright and your eyes healthy with dental and vision coverage. Just like other types of insurance, you can choose from a variety of plans to get the coverage you need. To learn more, check into Humana’s dental plans and vision insurance.