The Marketplace

What is the Health Insurance Marketplace?

  • The Marketplace is a new way for South Carolina residents to shop for affordable health insurance. The Marketplace is also known as the health insurance “exchange.”
  • By filling out one application, you can see what plans are available to you and if you can get help paying for health insurance based on your income and family size.
  • You can apply online, by mail, or in-person with the help of a Navigator or other qualified helper.
  • For coverage starting in 2016, the Open Enrollment Period is November 1, 2015 – January 31, 2016. Individuals may also qualify for Special Enrollment Periods outside of Open Enrollment if they experience certain events.