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No health insurance? See if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period

If you have certain types of life changes — like losing health coverage, moving, getting married, or having a baby — you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period to enroll in a Marketplace plan for the rest of 2018. Do you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period? See the full list of. . . read more

Attention: Tax day is less than one week away!

Don’t miss the April 17, 2018, deadline to file 2017 taxes and report your health coverage! No matter how you got health coverage — whether through the Marketplace, your job, or another source — you must report your 2017 coverage status to the IRS when you file taxes. Get step-by-step di. . . read more

5 tips to prepare for doctor’s visits

Visiting the doctor soon? Here are 5 things you can do to get ready. Get ready for your doctor’s visit Bring your insurance card with you. After you enrolled in a plan, you should have gotten a card or other proof of your insurance in the mail. (If you didn’t get a card, contact your hea. . . read more

4 steps to find the provider that’s right for you

Choosing a provider you trust is one of the most important decisions you’ll make about your health care, and finding the right one can take a little work. Follow these 4 steps to help you choose: How to find a doctor you trust Get a list of in-network providers: Call your insurance company. . . read more

3 Tips: Knowing where to go for medical care

You can get health care in many different places, but it’s best to get routine care from a primary care doctor. Visiting your primary care doctor usually costs much less than visiting the emergency room, and you’ll spend less time waiting. Check out these 3 tips to know where to go for medical c. . . read more

What your health insurance card tells you

After you enrolled in Marketplace insurance, you probably got a membership package in the mail with information about your coverage. You may have also gotten a card or other document as proof of your insurance. (If you didn’t get a card, contact your health plan.) 3 things to know about your. . . read more

Understanding key health insurance terms

Insurance plans can differ in which providers you can see and how much you have to pay. It’s important to understand your costs and key health insurance terms, so you’ll know what services your plan will pay for and how much each visit or medicine will cost. Important key words explained. . . read more

Put your health first: Using your 2018 Marketplace insurance

You can use your Marketplace health insurance when you’re sick and when you’re well. Follow these tips to help maintain your health: Put your health first Take advantage of free preventive services: Preventive care, like shots and screening tests, is free with your Marketplace plan when. . . read more

How to “reconcile” your premium tax credit on 2017 taxes

If you had 2017 Marketplace coverage, you should have already received Form 1095-A in the mail. Make sure your Form 1095-A is accurate before you file your taxes. You’ll use information from this form about the second lowest-cost Silver Plan (SLCSP) to complete Form 8962, Premium Tax Credit.. . . read more

What to do if Form 1095-A is wrong

You should have already received Form 1095-A in the mail. This form may also be available online in your Marketplace account. Before you file your 2017 taxes, make sure your Form 1095-A is accurate. Don’t file 2017 taxes until you have a correct 1095-A. If it has errors, contact the Marketplace Ca. . . read more

2017 Tax Help: Get step-by-step instructions & tax forms

Whether you got 2017 health coverage through the Marketplace, Medicare, your job, or another source, you must report your 2017 health coverage status to the IRS when you file your taxes. The form you’ll use will depend on how you got your health coverage. For example, if you had 2017 Marketp. . . read more

Had 2017 Marketplace coverage? Look for Form 1095-A

If anyone in your household had Marketplace coverage in 2017, you can expect to get a Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, in the mail by mid-February. It comes from the Marketplace, not the IRS. Store this form with your important tax information. You'll use it to fill out Form 8962. . . read more

Get ready to file 2017 taxes with 3 tips

You must report information about your 2017 health coverage when you file your 2017 taxes. If you had Marketplace health insurance in 2017, check out these 3 tips: Watch for Form 1095-A If anyone in your household had a Marketplace plan in 2017, we’ll mail you Form 1095-A, Health Insurance. . . read more

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