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New baby means new health insurance options

Congratulations on your new addition! If you recently had a baby or adopted a child, you may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period. This means you can enroll in or change your Marketplace plan even though it’s not Open Enrollment. Your new coverage can start the day of the birth or adoption,. . . read more

Report life changes year-round

If you have Marketplace coverage and your income or household changes, update your application as soon as possible. These changes may affect the coverage or savings you’re eligible for. Which changes to report Certain changes to your yearly expected income, household members, and status (l. . . read more

Moving may impact your health coverage

Summer is a popular time for moving. Depending on whether you move to a different state, your move may impact your current health plan. Moving to a different state When you move to a new state, you can’t keep your current plan. Report your out of state move to the Marketplace ASAP. This wa. . . read more

Use Marketplace coverage to improve your health

Health coverage is important even when you don’t feel sick. No matter your health status, there are things you can do proactively to lead a healthier life. Why are prevention and health coverage important? Staying healthy is important for you and your family. Taking small steps, like eatin. . . read more

Calling all graduates: You have health insurance options

Graduation is an important milestone. As you embark on the next phase of your life, it’s also important to have health insurance to protect you from unexpected medical costs. Why bother with health insurance Nobody plans to get sick or hurt, but bad things happen, even to healthy, young pe. . . read more

Understanding regular vs. emergency health care

It’s almost always best to get routine care and recommended preventive services from a primary care provider. There are big differences between visits to your primary care provider and emergency care. When to see your primary care provider You’ll see your primary care provider both when. . . read more

Marketplace coverage & prescriptions: What you need to know

All Marketplace plans cover prescription drugs. Fill any prescriptions you got from your doctor and take them as directed. Here are 3 things to know about filling prescriptions: You may have a prescription copayment. A copayment is the amount you owe for each prescription you fill. Copayments. . . read more

Sending documents to confirm Special Enrollment Period eligibility

If you applied for 2020 Marketplace coverage through a Special Enrollment Period, you may be asked to provide documents to confirm the life events that make you eligible. You must send them before you can start using your coverage. You’ll learn if you have to provide documents after you subm. . . read more

Simple ways to use Marketplace coverage to improve your health

Now that you have Marketplace health coverage, learn what you can do to stay healthy and get the care you need: Tips for staying healthy Make time for physical activity, healthy eating, relaxation, and sleep. Get the preventive services that are right for you. Don’t forget to schedule foll. . . read more

5 things to know about tax Form 1095-A

If anyone in your household had Marketplace health insurance in 2019, you should have already received Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, in the mail. Here are 5 important things to know about this form. Helpful tips about tax Form 1095-A: You should already have Form 1095-. . . read more

3 things to know about coronavirus disease and your Marketplace coverage

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Tips for “reconciling” your premium tax credit on 2019 taxes

You have until April 15, 2020 to file your 2019 federal income tax return. If you had a Marketplace plan in 2019 and used advance payments of the premium tax credit (APTC) to lower your monthly payment, you’ll have to "reconcile" your tax return. Through “reconciling,” you’ll find out. . . read more

Recent life change? You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period

Now that Open Enrollment is over, you can enroll in or change Marketplace coverage only if you have a life event, like getting married, having a baby, or losing health coverage, that qualifies you for a Special Enrollment Period. Does my life event make me eligible for a Special Enrollment Per. . . read more

3 routine ways to use your 2020 Marketplace coverage

Health coverage pays for provider services, prescriptions, hospital care, and special equipment when you're sick. It's also important when you're not sick. Now that you're enrolled in a health plan for 2020, here's how you can use your new coverage throughout the year no matter your situation.. . . read more

2019 tax season is here! Here’s how to prepare

Attention: 2019 tax filing season has started. Here’s what you can do now to get ready. 3 steps to get ready for 2019 tax filing: Look for Form 1095-A. If you or anyone in your household had a 2019 Marketplace plan, you’ll get Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement in the. . . read more

Take advantage of free preventive services in 2020

With Marketplace coverage, you have access to free preventive services, like flu shots, check-ups, and screening tests. Getting these recommended services is an important step toward good health and well-being. What are preventive services? Preventive services are routine health care procedu. . . read more

Now that you’re covered for 2020, don’t forget to pay your premium

Congratulations on your enrollment in a 2020 Marketplace plan! Now that you’re covered, don’t forget to pay your monthly premium to your health insurance company (not the Marketplace) to activate your coverage. Your coverage won’t start until you do. {% box %}Important: Continue to pay a. . . read more

2020 Open Enrollment is over, but you may have options

Marketplace Open Enrollment for 2020 coverage ended December 15. If you missed the deadline, you may still be able to get or change 2020 coverage two ways: With a Special Enrollment Period Since the 2020 Open Enrollment Period is over, you can now enroll in or change a Health Insurance Marke. . . read more

Last chance: The 2020 Open Enrollment deadline is days away!

Time’s running out for 2020 Marketplace insurance! Open Enrollment for 2020 Marketplace insurance ends Sunday, December 15. This means you have only 3 days to enroll in, re-enroll in, or change a 2020 Marketplace plan. Act now for coverage that starts January 1 First time applying at Healt. . . read more

Time’s running out! Update & compare Marketplace plans by December 15

If you enrolled in Marketplace health insurance for 2019, you can renew, change, or update your plan for 2020 until Sunday, December 15, 2019. That’s less than 2 weeks away! If you miss the deadline, you may be automatically enrolled for 2020, but that’s not your best option. Why update &a. . . read more