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February 12, 2016

No health coverage in 2015? Find out if you have to pay a fee

Most people who didn’t have qualifying health coverage in 2015 must either pay a fee or get a "health coverage exemption."

Exemptions are available based on a number of circumstances, like certain hardships, some life events, health coverage or financial status, and membership in some groups. If you qualify and get an exemption, you don’t have to pay the fee.

February 5, 2016

Form 1095-A and your 2015 federal income taxes

If you (or anyone in your household) had a Marketplace health plan for 2015, keep an eye out for Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement in the mail. It should arrive through the U.S. mail by mid-February, and it’ll also appear online in your Marketplace account.

You’ll need it to file your 2015 federal income tax return and figure out your final 2015 premium tax credit, if you qualify for one.

February 1, 2016

Open Enrollment for 2016 health insurance is over – but you may still have options

The last day to apply for and enroll in a Marketplace health insurance plan for 2016 was January 31, 2016.

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