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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

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