Uninsured Americans will be able to use the new health insurance marketplace starting on October 1 to select a plan and find out what it will cost. Those who are comfortable with technology should be able to complete the sign up process within 30 minutes. A 24-hour call center also is available at 1-800-318-2596 to assist individuals.
Many local governments are planning sign up days to help individuals with the process. For more information about the new marketplace, see this toolkit for state and local officials. Regular updates are also available at HealthCare.gov.