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Insurance Marketplace


The Health Insurance Marketplace is a new way to find quality health coverage. It can help if you don’t have coverage now or if you have it but want to look at other options.

With one Marketplace application, you can learn if you can get lower costs based on your income, compare your coverage options side-by-side, and enroll.

Open enrollment for 2017 coverage
The open enrollment period for 2017 Marketplace healthcare coverage is November 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017. Coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2017.

You may ask, “What if I cannot afford insurance?”
Many people think paying the penalty will cost less than buying health insurance. But, there are a number of affordable options that will protect you over the course of the year, provide great value and allow you to choose among many in-network doctors.

You may qualify for financial help to pay your monthly premium through the federal government. Harris Health System's Eligibility Centers can help you find out if you qualify for a federal subsidy.

Harris Health can help you apply to get insurance.

  • Call our Eligibility Center Marketplace Hot Line at 713-218-8202.
  • Email your questions to
  • Visit one of our eligibility centers or make an eligibility screening appointment by calling 713-566-6509.
  • Read our frequently asked questions about getting insurance and our list of accepted insurance plans at Harris Health System.

Visit the Marketplace website for more information. You can enroll and get more information by visiting or by calling 1-800-318-2596. Available 24 hours/7 days a week.

Harris Health System Affordable Care Act Enrollment Fairs
Harris Health System is hosting several Affordable Care Act Enrollment Fairs. Click here for dates and times.