How To Sign Up for Obamacare in New Mexico

Where to go in New Mexico to get health plans under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and how to get help with the application process.


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Last Reviewed: Tue, Oct 19, 2021

For 2022 health plans, New Mexico open enrollment begins on November 1, 2021 and runs through January 15, 2022. If you enroll by December 15, your coverage will begin on January 1, 2022.

Open enrollment has ended for 2021 plans. However, you may still be able to purchase health insurance for this year if you qualify for a special enrollment period. For example, if you’ve recently lost your job or income due to the COVID-19 crisis or for any other reason, you might qualify for a 60-day special enrollment period that will allow you to sign up for a new health insurance plan. (See What Happens If I Missed the Enrollment Deadline for 2021?)

To sign up for a health plan under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) you can go directly to the online health insurance marketplace for New Mexico at beWellnm -- or you can get help in person or over the phone.

Where's the New Mexico Health Care Exchange?

You can find the health insurance exchange for New Mexico at beWellnm. This is where you can learn about the various health insurance options available to you under the Affordable Care Act. If you see a plan you like, you'll be guided through the enrollment process online. 

Getting In-Person Help with Enrollment

In New Mexico, if you need help understanding your options for coverage under Obamacare or signing up for a plan, you can get free help from an enrollment assistant or from a licensed health insurance agent or broker.

Enrollment assistants can explain your options, answer your questions, and help you apply for the plan you choose -- but they can’t legally recommend a specific plan for you.

Private insurance agents or brokers can also help you understand your health care coverage options under Obamacare. Unlike government-trained assistants and counselors, they are allowed to suggest the best plan for you.

Find an enrollment assistant. To find local help in New Mexico, see the Find Help Near You page at beWellnm.

Talk to a licensed broker. To directly connect with a New Mexico insurance broker who can help you evaluate insurance plans and choose a plan that's appropriate for your situation, call 800-943-6832. (We receive advertising income from the licensed brokers who offer their services through this telephone number.)

Getting Help by Phone

If you want answers over the phone, call the toll-free number for beWellnm at 855-996-6449. To have a computer chat with a support representative, click "Chat With an Expert" on the beWellnm home page.

Connect on Social Media

You can find beWellnm on FacebookTwitter or YouTube.


Jurisdictional relevance: There are versions of this article for each State.
Selected State: New Mexico
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