Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Important Information Regarding the 2018 Marketplace

The insurance marketplace opened November 1 for 2018 plan shopping and comparisons. Please note that the enrollment period has been shortened by the President this year and will only run until December 15, 2017. You can visit to see if you qualify for tax credits that will be applied as discounts on your monthly insurance premium. If you already have insurance coverage through the marketplace, your plan will be automatically renewed on December 15 for 2018 but you should still visit to update your information, ensure you receive the full tax credit to which you are entitled, and review new options as cheaper insurance plans that better fit your needs may now be available.

Please note the following planned website maintenance dates and times when the website will not be available: Overnight on Wednesday, November 1 and Sundays from 12am-12pm ET, except on December 10.

If you are on Medicare or your employer offers qualified health insurance in which you are enrolled, you're already covered and won't need to enter the Marketplace for your health coverage. If you aren't sure whether or not you should use the Marketplace to get insurance, call the Marketplace Hotline at (800) 318-2596, visit, or you can always call my office at (901) 544-4131. You can also call the Marketplace Hotline or my office to find out if TennCare (Tennessee's Medicaid program) is a coverage option for you.