Vermont Health Connect began operating in 2013 as Vermont’s state health insurance Marketplace. Individuals, families, and small businesses can enroll in health coverage through Vermont Health Connect. Vermont has been a leader in healthcare reform, and chose to create their own state-based individual mandate in hopes to maintain incentive for Vermont residents to enroll in plans through Vermont Health Connect, or qualified plans through Vermont insurance companies.
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Vermont Health Connect enrollees
Vermont Health Connect small business enrollees
eHealth is a private, online health insurance exchange where you can shop for individual, family, and small business health insurance plans. eHealth’s exchange is separate from the government-run exchanges like Vermont Health Connect, but in many states eHealth has agreements to partner with the government-run exchange. In those states, if you want a qualified health plan under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that will allow you to get federal subsides, you can still shop those plans on eHealth. In addition to qualified health plans, eHealth has a wide range of health insurance plans and products that you might not find on your state’s health insurance exchange.