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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

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