How to Get Health Insurance: Choosing and Buying a Plan

Whether you need to get health insurance for the first time or you already have a plan and want to switch, you’ve come to the right place. Use our tools and resources to better understand how to choose a health plan and the steps for buying or renewing health insurance.

Getting Health Insurance for the First Time during the Open Enrollment Period – Learn more about enrolling in a health insurance plan during the Open Enrollment Period here. The Open Enrollment Period for a 2023 plan occurs between November 1, 2022 through January 15, 2023. A plan's effective date may vary based on the date of application.

Changing or Renewing Health Plans during Open Enrollment – If you already have health insurance, you can renew your current plan or buy a new plan. Learn more about what to do when you already have health insurance.

Buying a Health Plan Outside of Open Enrollment – Learn how you can still enroll in a plan if you didn’t purchase one during the Open Enrollment Period.