More than 21 Million People Enrolled in a 2024 Marketplace Health Plan

According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a record number of people renewed their health coverage or became newly enrolled using either a federally facilitated marketplace or a state-based marketplace. Historically, about 18 percent of plan selections were from consumers living in rural areas.   While the annual Open Enrollment Period has ended, those no longer eligible for Medicaid or CHIP will have a special enrollment period to enroll in Marketplace coverage. Additionally, eligible individuals with household incomes less than 150% of the federal poverty level (approximately $22,000/year for an individual and $45,000/year for families of four) can enroll in Marketplace coverage anytime through a special enrollment period. Consumers who experience a change of life circumstance — such as marriage, birth, adoption, or loss of qualifying health coverage — may also be eligible for a special enrollment period. Consumers may go to Find Local Help on to find a Navigator, Certified Application Counselor, or agent or broker.

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