This web site, maintained by the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, offers a series of state-by-state consumer guides to obtaining and maintaining health insurance. Each guide provides readers with state-specific information related to group and individual health plans, including rules pertaining to eligibility, pre-existing conditions, and continuous coverage; options for self-employed individuals; COBRA coverage; state risk pools; and state financial assistance.

Readers are advised to keep in mind that individual state laws change and may not be reflected in the guides on this website. Always take publication dates into consideration when deciding to what extent to rely on the information, and always, if possible, use the information provided to double-check the accuracy of a particular law synopsis.