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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

Why enroll in 2020 Marketplace coverage

You may think you don't need health insurance, that it's too expensive, or not worth the trouble. While nobody plans to get sick or hurt, bad things happen, even to healthy people. The good news is that enrolling in a 2020 Marketplace health plan may be more affordable and easier than you think. You. . . read more

Only one month left to enroll in or change 2020 Marketplace coverage!

Don’t delay: 2020 Open Enrollment ends December 15, 2019! This means you have just over one month to enroll in or change Marketplace health insurance for coverage starting January 1, 2020. Act now & apply See the different ways to apply for and enroll in 2020 coverage. If you’re new. . . read more

Quickly find your 2020 Marketplace costs

Open Enrollment for 2020 health insurance is here and ends Sunday, December 15, 2019. Find out in a matter of minutes what your costs may be by answering a few easy questions about you and your household. You don’t even have to log in. Will I save on a 2020 Marketplace plan? Select your ho. . . read more

The 2020 Health Insurance Marketplace is open for business!

Starting today, November 1, you can apply for new 2020 health insurance, or renew, change, or update your 2019 health plan for 2020. {% box %} Important: You have until Sunday, December 15 to enroll, re-enroll, or change your coverage for 2020. After this date, you can enroll or change only wi. . . read more

Preview 2020 plans and prices today!

You can enroll in or renew a 2020 plan November 1 through December 15. You can start by previewing 2020 plans with personalized estimates. Note: You’ll see exact prices later on when you fill out or update your Marketplace application. How to preview 2020 plans & prices Answer a few br. . . read more