Important Message: To enroll in a qualified health plan, you must sign up during an enrollment period. Open Enrollment typically starts November 1 and lasts for six weeks. This is the time when any Vermonter can sign up for health coverage, or make changes to an existing plan. If you lose health coverage or have another qualifying event after Open Enrollment ends, you can still sign up but need to act fast. If you wait more than 60 days to apply and select your plan, you might have to wait until next year to get health insurance.
- Learn about health insurance basics.
- Try our Plan Comparison Tool to find out if you qualify for financial help, and to see estimates of the total cost of each plan choice. Most Vermonters can either get free or low cost coverage through Medicaid or Dr. Dynasaur, or get help to lower their monthly premium and out-of-pocket costs.
- Ready to apply? Set up an online account with Vermont Health Connect and fill out your application there, or call us at 1-855-899-9600 and speak to a customer support representative. If you'd like to talk through health insurance terms or the application process in person, you can meet with a trained, certified in-person Assister near you
If you have insurance through Vermont Health Connect and have had changes in your family or income, we need to know. A change such as a wedding, a birth, a raise, or a new job could change your coverage or the amount of financial help you qualify for. Learn more about reporting a change.
If you have questions about free preventive care, provider networks or covered prescriptions, you can find helpful links from our Health Plans page or speak to a representative from a health insurance carrier.