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Published onAugust 12, 2014

Still need to send documents to the Marketplace? If you get a letter this week, time is running out.

We’ve been reaching out to some of you by mail, email, and phone if some information you gave us on your Health Insurance Marketplace® application doesn’t match the data we have on file. It’s important that you submit the documents we need so we can help you stay covered through the Marketplace and keep any help you get with premiums and cost-sharing.

We know you’re listening because we’re getting thousands of documents every day and are working around the clock to review these documents to confirm you are eligible for Marketplace coverage. If you’ve mailed or uploaded documents already, we’ll let you know as soon as we’ve finished reviewing them.

Published onJuly 29, 2014

4 ways young adults can get covered this summer

Young adults have several options for getting covered through the Health Insurance Marketplace®.

1. Apply during a Special Enrollment Period

You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period and not even know it. Did you recently get married, have a baby, adopt a child, or move? Did your student health plan just expire? If so, you may be able to get Marketplace coverage outside of Open Enrollment.

Published onJuly 10, 2014

The Marketplace might need more information from you

While most people provided all the data they needed on their applications, some consumers were asked for follow-up when they applied for Marketplace coverage. If we asked you for information to back up what you put on your application, we need your help. Sometimes the information in your application doesn’t match what we found in other records. You were still able to finish the enrollment process, but you need to follow up as soon as possible and provide more documents to make sure the Marketplace has the correct information.

Published onJune 26, 2014

10 things immigrant families need to know about the Marketplace

Affordable coverage options are available in the Health Insurance Marketplace® for immigrant families. If you’ve recently moved to the United States and had a change in your immigration status, here are some things you should know about Marketplace coverage:

  1. In order to buy private health insurance through the Marketplace, you must be a U.S. citizen or be lawfully present in the United States. See a list of immigration statuses that qualify for Marketplace coverage.

Published onMay 29, 2014

Graduating from college? Here are 4 ways to get health coverage

College students and recent graduates have several options for finding coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace®.

1. Special Enrollment Periods for College Grads

If your student health plan is ending, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period to sign up for private health insurance in the Marketplace.

Published onSeptember 18, 2013

Alejandra’s story: College students need coverage too!

Alejandra and her big sister Mayra share their story

Have you met Alejandra?

Alejandra is an ambitious student with big dreams. She is looking forward to college and has plans to become a health professional – just like her big sister Mayra. And like millions of young adults across the country, Alejandra does not have health insurance.

Making ends meet. Trying to make something of herself.

Alejandra’s sister Mayra explained:

Published onSeptember 9, 2013

3 ways to get covered if you’re under 30

Sooner or later, everyone needs health insurance. This is true even if you’re healthy and under 30 like Jaime and Malik.

The Health Insurance Marketplace® provides you with several options that put you in control of your coverage and care.

  1. If you’re under 26, you may be able to get covered on a parent’s health insurance plan. This applies to you even if you are at school, not living at home, eligible for an employer’s plan, or not financially dependent on your parents. It even applies to you if you are married.

Published onAugust 30, 2013

Malik’s story: I’m young and I need health insurance

Have you met Malik?

Malik is a 23 year old bartender and server who works in the restaurant industry.

He works on his feet all day and like millions of Americans, Malik does not have health insurance because he can’t afford it.

Can’t afford insurance. Can’t afford to miss work.