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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

Moving to a new state? You’ll need a new health plan

When you move to a new state, you can’t keep a health insurance plan from your old state. To make sure you stay covered, report your move to the Marketplace as soon as possible. This way you can enroll in a new plan and avoid paying for coverage you won’t be able to use in your new state.. . . read more

4 steps to take after your doctor’s appointment

Now that you've found a doctor you trust, there are several steps you can take to maintain your good health. 4 steps to take after your appointment Follow any instructions, and fill any prescriptions you were given. Health plans will help pay the cost of certain prescription medications. Cal. . . read more

Attention college grads: Know your health insurance options

Congratulations, graduates! Whether you’re starting a new job or planning your next move, you have options for health insurance. Getting insured may be easier than you think. 3 health insurance options for new college grads Buy a Marketplace plan. You may be eligible to enroll in Marketpla. . . read more

Is your doctor right for you?

Your health and well-being are important and personal. You should have a doctor you trust and feel comfortable with. 5 questions to ask yourself after a doctor’s visit Were all your health needs addressed? Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns? Did the doctor answer your questions. . . read more

Get Medicaid & CHIP anytime if eligible

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are free or low-cost health programs that cover many services, like hospitalizations, doctor visits, and prescription drugs. If you qualify for Medicaid or CHIP, your coverage can start right away, any time of year. Who qualifies fo. . . read more

No health insurance? See if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period

If you have certain types of life changes — like losing health coverage, moving, getting married, or having a baby — you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period to enroll in a Marketplace plan for the rest of 2018. Do you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period? See the full list of. . . read more

Attention: Tax day is less than one week away!

Don’t miss the April 17, 2018, deadline to file 2017 taxes and report your health coverage! No matter how you got health coverage — whether through the Marketplace, your job, or another source — you must report your 2017 coverage status to the IRS when you file taxes. Get step-by-step di. . . read more

5 tips to prepare for doctor’s visits

Visiting the doctor soon? Here are 5 things you can do to get ready. Get ready for your doctor’s visit Bring your insurance card with you. After you enrolled in a plan, you should have gotten a card or other proof of your insurance in the mail. (If you didn’t get a card, contact your hea. . . read more

4 steps to find the provider that’s right for you

Choosing a provider you trust is one of the most important decisions you’ll make about your health care, and finding the right one can take a little work. Follow these 4 steps to help you choose: How to find a doctor you trust Get a list of in-network providers: Call your insurance company. . . read more

3 Tips: Knowing where to go for medical care

You can get health care in many different places, but it’s best to get routine care from a primary care doctor. Visiting your primary care doctor usually costs much less than visiting the emergency room, and you’ll spend less time waiting. Check out these 3 tips to know where to go for medical c. . . read more

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