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Important: Keep your 2018 information current

If you're enrolled in a 2018 Marketplace plan and your income or household changes, update your Marketplace application as soon as possible. Changes in income and household may impact your health coverage and cost savings. Why report changes to the Marketplace? Changes like higher or lower i. . . read more

No 2018 health insurance? See if you can still get coverage

If you didn’t enroll in Marketplace health insurance during the 2018 Open Enrollment Period, you may still be able to get coverage two ways: If you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period if you or anyone in your household got married, had a. . . read more

Take advantage of free preventive services in 2018

Ring in the new year by taking advantage of the free preventive services covered by your Marketplace health insurance! Most Marketplace health plans cover a set of preventive services — like flu shots and screening tests — at no cost to you. What preventive services are covered? For all adu. . . read more

Don’t forget to pay your premium to activate your coverage

Now that you enrolled in Marketplace insurance for 2018, don’t forget to pay your monthly premium directly to your health insurance company, not to the Health Insurance Marketplace. Your coverage won’t start until you do. Insurance companies handle premium payments differently. Follow your insu. . . read more

Open Enrollment is over, but you may still have coverage options!

The deadline to enroll in or change a 2018 Marketplace plan has passed. But you may still be able to enroll in 2018 health insurance if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period, or get health coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Apply with a Special En. . . read more

You have until December 15 to sign up for 2018 health coverage

Only a few days remain before the final December 15 deadline to enroll in 2018 Marketplace health insurance. If you miss the deadline, you may have to wait another year to sign up (unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period). Don’t miss the deadline & act now First time using H. . . read more

Important: Time is running out for 2018 health coverage

Your last chance to enroll in or change Marketplace health insurance plans for 2018 is December 15, 2017. That’s just over 2 weeks away. This is the last and only deadline for 2018 coverage. Act now & don’t miss the health insurance deadline First time using HealthCare.gov? Create an. . . read more

Auto-enrollment isn’t your best option: Update and compare by December 15

If you had Marketplace health insurance in 2017, you can renew, change or update your plan for next year until December 15, 2017. That’s about a month away. After this date, you can enroll or change plans only if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. Update & compare, even if you. . . read more

Learn about your costs for 2018 Marketplace insurance

You can enroll in or change 2018 Marketplace health insurance right now. The 2018 Open Enrollment Period runs until December 15, 2017. Before you apply, get a quick idea of your costs. What you pay for insurance depends on your income Select your household size and state to see if you may quali. . . read more

Open Enrollment for 2018 Marketplace health insurance starts today

The Health Insurance Marketplace is open for business. Starting today, you can apply for new 2018 health insurance — or you can renew, change or update your current health plan for 2018. Important dates • November 1, 2017: Open Enrollment starts: first day to enroll, re-enroll or change a 20. . . read more

Coming soon: Changes to the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) for 2018

It’s that time of year again, when you may be starting to think about your small business’ health insurance options for 2018. For plans starting January 1, 2018, the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) will offer some new features that’ll impact how you enroll and manage your coverage. . . read more

Mark 2018 Open Enrollment dates & deadlines on your calendar

Open Enrollment for 2018 health coverage is less than 1 week away! Mark these key dates on your calendar so you don't miss the deadline to enroll. The Open Enrollment Period is shorter than in past years, so it's important to be ready. The 2018 Open Enrollment Period runs from November 1 to D. . . read more

Preview 2018 plans & prices now!

2018 Open Enrollment runs November 1 – December 15, 2017. To get a head start, you can preview 2018 plans with personalized price estimates right now. Answer a few brief questions about your estimated 2018 income and household to see available health insurance plans and estimated prices. You. . . read more

New to HealthCare.gov? 3 things you should know

If you haven't applied for insurance on HealthCare.gov before, here are three things to know about the Health Insurance Marketplace: 3 Marketplace health insurance tips Open Enrollment for 2018 health insurance runs from November 1 through December 15, 2017. Plans joined during Open Enrollment. . . read more

Open Enrollment is almost here & there’s a new deadline to enroll

Open Enrollment for 2018 Marketplace health insurance is just a few weeks away. Here are some important dates to remember: The 2018 Open Enrollment Period runs from November 1 to December 15, 2017. This means you have six weeks to enroll in or renew a plan. Plans joined during Open Enrollment s. . . read more

Get ready for 2018 Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for 2018 health insurance is right around the corner! Starting November 1, you can enroll, re-enroll, or change plans for 2018 through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Here's what you can do now to make the application process quicker and easier: 5 tips to get ready for 2018 Mark. . . read more

Don't delay: Get your free flu shot this fall

Did you know the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older get an annual flu shot by the end of October? If you have Marketplace health insurance, your flu shot is free from a provider in your plan's network. Here are 3 more reasons you should get the. . . read more

Don’t miss out on 2018 Marketplace Open Enrollment updates

Open Enrollment for 2018 Marketplace health insurance starts November 1! It’s shorter this year and ends December 15. Connect with us now, so you don’t miss out on deadline reminders and updates. 3 ways to stay up-to-date about the Marketplace Sign up for email or text updates and reminders. . . read more

5 easy ways to improve your health with Marketplace coverage

Health coverage is important whether you're sick or healthy. Here are 5 ways your health insurance can help you maximize your health and well-being: Take advantage of free preventive services: You may be able to get an annual visit or recommended preventive services for free, like the flu shot. . . read more

Do I qualify for Medicaid?

Medicaid provides free or low-cost health coverage to some low-income people, families and children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities. Many states have expanded their Medicaid programs to cover all people below certain income levels. Medicaid qualifications depend partly on. . . read more