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Quick Reference

Health Insurance Marketplace
(For individuals and families)

Shop for and compare health plans and get your questions answered. The national toll-free center will answer your questions and direct you to the Marketplace in your state.

(For people with a limited income)

Get your Medicaid questions answered:

TRICARE and Veterans Benefits
(For active and retired service members and their families)

Get your TRICARE and Veterans benefits questions answered:


Veterans Affairs:

(For people 65 and over and some younger people with disabilities)

If you have Medicare, the Health Insurance Marketplace isn’t for you. If you have questions about Medicare or want to make changes:

Find the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) in your state to get health insurance counseling:

Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP)

Shop for health coverage for your business through your broker or on your own through the SHOP. Find the SHOP in your state:

Before You Get Started

Make the most of your call or visit. Gather basic information before you get started:

  • If you are shopping for coverage, read AARP’s Choosing a Health Care Plan: Coverage, Cost, Compare before you start.
  • Make a list of your questions and what you want to find out.
  • Gather basic information about your family and your household income.
  • Take notes during the call or visit so you can refer to them later.
  • If you use the website, write down any questions you still have and call the toll-free number.

Learn How the Health Care Law Works for You and Your Family

Visit these resources to learn more:

Read more about health coverage and the health care law: