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Income or household changes? Update your Marketplace application ASAP

If you're enrolled in a Marketplace plan and have changes to your income or household, update your application with these changes as soon as possible. Changes like higher or lower income, adding or losing household members, or offers of other health coverage may affect the coverage or savings you’. . . read more

Using your Marketplace insurance when you’re not sick

Did you know you can use Marketplace health insurance benefits even when you’re not sick? Here’s how you can take advantage of your health insurance benefits all the time: Get free preventive services Most health plans must cover a set of preventive services, including shots, check-ups,. . . read more

3 questions to ask your doctor

It’s important to understand what services are covered by your insurance plan and what your costs may be before your doctor’s appointment. Here are some questions to ask: Does my health plan cover my current doctor? Call your doctor’s office directly and ask if they accept your coverag. . . read more

Only a few days left to file 2018 taxes

Tax day is right around the corner! Don’t miss the April 15, 2019 deadline to file 2018 taxes and report your health coverage. No matter how you got health coverage — whether through the Health Insurance Marketplace, your job, or another source — you must report your 2018 coverage status to th. . . read more

2 steps to 'reconcile' your premium tax credit on 2018 taxes

If you had a Marketplace plan and used advance payments of the premium tax credit (APTC) to lower your monthly payment, you’ll have to "reconcile" when you file your 2018 taxes. Step 1: Check Form 1095-A for accuracy Make sure your coverage and household information on your Form 1095-A is c. . . read more

How to check your Form 1095-A

If anyone in your household had Marketplace health insurance in 2018, you should have already received Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, in the mail. Before you file: 3 things to know about Form 1095-A If you can’t find your 1095-A, check online. If your form didn’t co. . . read more

Do you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period?

You can now enroll in or change a Health Insurance Marketplace plan only if you have a life event — meaning a change in your situation, like getting married, having a baby, or losing health coverage — that qualifies you for a Special Enrollment Period. Life changes that may qualify you for. . . read more

Need to submit documents to confirm a life event?

If you’re eligible for a Special Enrollment Period to enroll in or change plans for 2019, you may be asked to provide documents to confirm the event that makes you eligible. Do I need to submit documents? You’ll learn if you have to provide documents after you submit your application. De. . . read more

3 things to know about 2018 taxes & Marketplace insurance

2018 tax filing season starts January 29, 2019. You must report information about your 2018 health coverage when you file. If you had Marketplace health insurance in 2018, check out these 3 tips: Keep an eye out for Form 1095-A If anyone in your household had a Marketplace plan in 2018, we. . . read more

3 ways to use your new Marketplace coverage

Now that you’re enrolled in a health plan for 2019, you can use your new coverage for regular and emergency care, prescription drugs, and preventive care. Getting regular & emergency care You usually pay the lowest costs for services when you see a doctor who has a contract with your h. . . read more

Ring in the New Year with free preventive services

Starting in 2019, take advantage of the free preventive services — like flu shots and screening tests — available with your Marketplace plan. What are preventive services? Preventive services are routine health care procedures that include screenings, check-ups, and counseling to prevent. . . read more

See if you may still qualify for 2019 insurance

For most people, the deadline to enroll in 2019 health insurance has passed. But there are two ways you may still be able to get 2019 coverage: Through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Medicaid and CHIP provide free or low-cost health coverage to millions of Ameri. . . read more

Pay your premium: Make sure your coverage starts January 1

Now that you’ve enrolled in 2019 Marketplace insurance, you must pay your monthly premium for your coverage to start. You pay your premiums directly to the insurance company. How to pay your premium Each insurance company handles premium payments differently. Follow your plan’s instructio. . . read more

2019 Open Enrollment is over, but you may still have options

If you missed the Open Enrollment deadline and didn’t enroll in 2019 Marketplace health insurance, you may still be able to get coverage for 2019 two ways: Enroll in or change 2019 plans with a Special Enrollment Period If you experience certain life changes, like losing health coverage, g. . . read more

Time’s running out for 2019 Marketplace insurance

Open Enrollment for 2019 Marketplace insurance ends next Saturday, December 15. This means you have just over one week to enroll in, re-enroll in, or change a 2019 Marketplace plan. Beat the December 15 deadline First time applying at HealthCare.gov? Create an account. Have 2018 Marketplace. . . read more

Important: Update & compare plans by December 15

You can renew, change, or update your Marketplace plan for 2019 until December 15, 2018. That’s about 2 weeks away! If you don't update your application and enroll in a plan by the deadline, you may be automatically enrolled in a 2019 plan. While automatic enrollment is a good fallback, you may wa. . . read more

3 reasons to enroll in 2019 Marketplace coverage

Staying healthy is important. This Thanksgiving, give yourself the peace of mind that comes with having health insurance. You have until December 15, 2018 to enroll in or change health insurance for 2019. Why bother with health insurance? Health insurance provides financial protection in cas. . . read more

2019 Open Enrollment ends in one month!

Attention: Open Enrollment ends December 15, 2018. You have just one month to enroll in or change Marketplace health insurance for 2019. Take action & apply There are many ways to apply for and enroll in 2019 Marketplace health coverage. See the different ways to apply. If you're applyin. . . read more

Get a quick idea of 2019 savings and costs

You have until December 15, 2018 to enroll in or change 2019 Marketplace health insurance. Before you apply, get a quick idea of what your costs may be. Is your income in the range to save? Choose your household size, state, and income range to see if you may qualify for financial help with. . . read more

Open Enrollment for 2019 Marketplace coverage is here!

Starting today, you can apply for new 2019 health insurance — or renew, change, or update your 2018 health plan for 2019. Important dates December 15, 2018: Last day to enroll, re-enroll, or change for 2019. After this date, you can enroll or change only with a Special Enrollment Period. J. . . read more