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Find out what Marketplace health plans cover

All Marketplace plans cover the same set of essential health benefits, preventive care, and pre-existing conditions. Starting November 1 you can enroll in or renew a plan for 2019, so you’ll continue to have access to these benefits. What are essential health benefits? Essential health ben. . . read more

Open Enrollment is less than one month away!

You have less than one month until you can start enrolling in a 2019 Marketplace health insurance plan. See important dates to remember, and learn things you can do now to prepare. Important dates to know The 2019 Open Enrollment Period runs from November 1 to December 15, 2018. This means y. . . read more

Stay healthy with your free flu shot this fall

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu shot every year. With your Marketplace health plan, your flu shot is free from a provider in your plan's network. Quick answers about the flu shot Why get vaccinated: The flu shot. . . read more

What to look for when comparing plans

Open Enrollment for 2019 health coverage starts November 1. Knowing just a few things before you apply can make choosing a plan simpler and easier. 3 things to know about picking a health insurance plan There are 4 categories of health insurance plans: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. The. . . read more

3 ways to get ready for 2019 Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment starts November 1. Here’s what you can do now to make the application process smoother. 3 easy ways to prepare for 2019 Open Enrollment Gather everything you need before you apply. When you apply for or renew your coverage, you’ll be asked to give household, income, and c. . . read more

Never miss a deadline with 2019 Open Enrollment reminders

Open Enrollment for 2019 Marketplace health insurance runs November 1–December 15. Connect with us today so you don’t miss out on deadline reminders, useful tips, and other information about your health coverage. Stay up-to-date with the Marketplace Subscribe to email or text updates. Vi. . . read more

When can I enroll in a 2019 Marketplace plan?

Open Enrollment for 2019 Marketplace coverage starts in just a few short months. Here are some important enrollment dates to mark on your calendar: Key 2019 Open Enrollment dates The 2019 Open Enrollment Period runs from Thursday, November 1, 2018, to Saturday, December 15, 2018. If you don. . . read more

Heading back to school? See student health insurance options

As you get ready for the upcoming school year, don’t leave health insurance off your back-to-school checklist. Getting health insurance may be more affordable — and simpler — than you think. As a college student, there are several options available to you: Ask your college about student. . . read more

3 ways to use your health plan when you’re feeling well

Health insurance isn’t only for when you’re sick. You can use it to maintain your health. Understanding how your coverage works before you need care can also make things easier if you get sick. Take advantage of free insurance benefits anytime Get preventive services, like the flu shot o. . . read more

Have a pre-existing condition? Your health coverage isn't affected

Did you know all Marketplace plans must cover treatment for pre-existing medical conditions, like asthma, diabetes, and cancer? What’s a pre-existing condition? A pre-existing condition is a health problem you had before the date that your new health coverage starts. Pre-existing condition. . . read more

3 things to know about Special Enrollment Periods

The deadline to enroll in or change 2018 health insurance plans has passed. But you may still be able to enroll for the rest of 2018 if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. Here are 3 important things to know about applying with a Special Enrollment Period: Certain life events make you. . . read more

Now that you’re covered, compare doctors in your plan

Your relationships with your doctors and other care providers can have a big impact on your health care. Now that you’re covered, there are resources to help you pick doctors, hospitals, and other providers that work for you and your plan. Find a doctor in your plan To find out if a certai. . . read more

Did your income change? Let the Marketplace know

If your household income has changed, you should let the Marketplace know as soon as possible. Your new income can affect the health coverage or savings you’re eligible for. Why update your application with income changes? Did your income go down? You could qualify for more savings than yo. . . read more

5 benefits Marketplace plans must cover

Did you know that all plans offered in the Marketplace cover the same set of essential health benefits? Essential health benefits are minimum requirements for all Marketplace plans. 5 covered essential health benefits Every Marketplace health plan must cover: Ambulatory patient services (ou. . . read more

Make a splash this summer with preventive care

This summer, take advantage of the free preventive services available with your Marketplace health plan. These services can prevent health problems or detect them at an early stage when treatment is likely to work best. Covered preventive services include: Screenings for things like cancer,. . . read more

3 ways to report income & household changes to the Marketplace

If you're enrolled in a Marketplace plan and have changes to your income or household, you should update your application with income and household changes as soon as possible. See the full list of changes you should report. Why it’s important to report changes Changes — like higher or l. . . read more

Recently lose health coverage? Enroll in Marketplace coverage today

You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period if you or anyone in your household lost qualifying health coverage in the past 60 days (or expects to lose coverage in the next 60 days). This means you may be able to enroll in Marketplace health insurance for the rest of 2018. Coverage losses t. . . read more

Get fast answers to your health insurance questions

For quick answers to your health coverage questions — including managing your health coverage, finding forms and documents, or understanding costs and savings — visit the Get Answers page. You can also get information on completing your enrollment, finding plans and prices, and getting coverage.. . . read more

Having a baby? You can enroll in or change your health coverage

If you or anyone in your household had a baby or adopted a child within the past 60 days, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. This means you may be able to enroll in or change Marketplace health insurance for the rest of 2018. How to apply with a Special Enrollment Period If you. . . read more

3 ways to stay healthy this summer

This summer, put your health and well-being first. Take advantage of the free preventive services offered by your Marketplace plan and take steps to live a healthy lifestyle. 3 ways to be proactive with your health Get the preventive services that are right for you. Most health plans cover a. . . read more