Health Insurance Marketplace: Education and Enrollment Help

What is the Health Insurance Marketplace?

The Health Insurance Marketplace is where people can compare health coverage options and sign up for health insurance, as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Most people in Maine (86%) receive financial assistance to make the plans more affordable.

When can I sign up for health insurance?

Open Enrollment is November 1st to December 15th each year. You may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period during the year if you have a qualifying life event (losing health coverage, moving, getting married, having a baby, or adopting a child).

Can I get help signing up for health insurance?

MaineHealth has team members in Access to Care Programs: Coverage Team, CarePartners and MedAccess, called Certified Application Counselors who help people review their options for health insurance, apply, and enroll through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Please call with questions or to set up an appointment with one of the counselors.

  • Coverage Team at 1-833-284-8816 office in Cumberland County
  • CarePartners at 1-877-626-1684 offices in Cumberland, Knox, Lincoln, Waldo and York Counties
  • MedAccess at 1-877-275-1787 offices in Cumberland, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, Waldo, Franklin and York Counties

Can I enroll on my own?

Yes. Visit or call the Health Insurance Marketplace call center at 1-800-318-2596 (24 hours a day/7 days a week)

Need More Information?

For more information about health insurance and the Health Insurance Marketplace, visit

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