Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act Ends Dec. 15

Do you have health insurance? If not, you may qualify for more affordable health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The law provides consumers with subsidies (“premium tax credits”) that lower costs for low-income households. Open Enrollment is currently underway for ACA until December 15. Find out if you qualify now.

Page updated on Nov 20, 2017 at 1:26 PM

Enroll to Get Covered

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), frequently referred to as "Obamacare," provides consumers with subsidies that lower the cost of health insurance for low-income households. Anyone who needs coverage for 2018 should visit to start an application and shop for plans.

Open enrollment is currently underway until December 15, 2017 for health coverage starting as early as January 1, 2018. The open enrollment period ends early this year so make sure to apply now.

Want free help enrolling for health insurance under the ACA?

A free, unbiased Health Navigator will be onsite at 2525 Mt. Vernon Avenue every Monday morning starting November 6 and ending December 11 to help with enrollment. Schedule an appointment. Appointments are required to speak with a Navigator. Schedule your appointment soon as this year's enrollment period is shorter than in years past.
Where:                 Alexandria Department of Community & Human Services Lobby
                             2525 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria
When:                   Monday mornings, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
                              November 6–December 11, 2017
                              (Open Enrollment runs November 1–December 15, 2017)
Who:                     Susan Nolan, Navigator @ Enroll-Virginia
You can also call 703.647.4748 or go to for help enrolling. Please contact Susan Nolan at 703.684.0751 in advance for language access or other accommodations. 

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The Health Insurance Marketplace

Every health insurance plan in the Marketplace at offers comprehensive coverage, from doctors to medications to hospital visits. The site provides comparisons between insurance options based on:

  • Price
  • Benefits
  • Quality
  • Other features that may be important to you

    If you miss open enrollment, you may still qualify for a special enrollment period due to certain life changes. Visit for more information.
    Enrollment in Medicaid and FAMIS (CHIP) can be completed at any time throughout the year. Check eligibility for Medicaid and FAMIS programs through Cover Virginia.