The Health Insurance Marketplace opened this week, providing Virginians with a new and easy way to get more affordable coverage. From October 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014, Virginians will be able to find coverage that works for them through the marketplace. In addition, many Virginians will be eligible for financial assistance to make coverage more affordable.

Health coverage allows you financial security when you or someone in your family gets sick. And for the first time, insurers cannot deny you insurance because of a pre-existing condition, take it away if you get sick, or charge more because of your health status.

Visit the marketplace at to find a plan that works for you. For more information on how to find assistance in Virginia, visit