About Georgia Health Insurance Marketplace (GHIM)

In 2009, licensed personnel of Georgia Health Insurance Marketplace (GHIM) began helping consumers all across Georgia to find reliable and affordable major medical health insurance.

In 2011, following the passage of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) Georgia Health Insurance Marketplace (GHIM) was created. 

In 2013, Georgia Health Insurance Marketplace (GHIM) personnel were trained, tested, certified and authorized by the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and its affiliated federal agencies, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Studies(CMS) and the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIO)

November 2013 - March 2014, Georgia Health Insurance Marketplace (GHIM) began successfully enrolling Georgia residents into the Open Enrollment Period (OEP) via the Federally Facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace (FFM).

In April, 2014, Georgia Health Insurance Marketplace (GHIM) began successfully enrolling Georgia residents into the Special Enrollment Period (SEP) via the Federally Facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace (FFM.

In May, 2014, Georgia Health Insurance Marketplace (GHIM) initiated its SEED Mission Statement… to simplify, educate, enroll and document Georgia residents into Qualified Health Plans (QHPs).

May 2014-October 2014, Georgia Health Insurance Marketplace (GHIM) constructed a highly comprehensive study of all of Georgia’s 159 counties and of all of Georgia’s different contiguous geographic county rating areas to determine the most affordable Qualified Heath Plan (QHP) rates among Georgia’s major participating Qualified Health Plan (QHP) insurance providers.

In November 2014, Georgia Health Insurance Marketplace (GHIM) will again begin helping thousands of Georgia residents to directly enroll in Qualified Health Plans compliant with the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obama Care) via the Federally Facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace

Georgia Health Insurance Marketplace (GHIM) is licensed by the state of Georgia and is certified and authorized by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and its’ administering federal sub-agencies.  Georgia Health Insurance Marketplace (GHIM) is otherwise not part of either the Georgia state government or the U.S. federal government.

The Georgia Health Insurance Marketplace (GHIM) SEED mission statement is to simplify, educate, enroll and document Georgia residents into Qualified Health Plans (QHPs).

  • Simplify Georgians' enrollment throughout the year in the Special Enrollment Period and in the Open Enrollment Period.
  • Educate Georgia residents about the benefits of QHP compliance, federal subsidies, and medical cost reductions.
  • Enroll Georgians with the secure, seamless proprietary system directly connected to the FFM and private insurers.
  • Document the enrollment with confirmation transmission emailed immediately to the enrolled Georgia resident.