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Published onMay 5, 2022

Remember to update us when your income & household changes

If you have Marketplace coverage and your income or household size recently changed, update your application to let the Marketplace know. These changes may impact the coverage or savings you’re eligible for, like you may qualify for more savings than you’re getting now. Act quickly so you don’t miss out.

Published onApril 21, 2022

5 preventive services covered by Marketplace plans

All Marketplace plans cover a set of

preventive services
 to prevent illness, disease, and other health problems at no cost to you, even if you haven’t met your yearly deductible. These services are free only when you get them from a doctor or other provider in your plan’s network. Contact your health plan to see which providers are "in-network."

Published onMarch 10, 2022

How to file taxes using Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace® Statement

Attention: There’s less than one month until the April 18, 2022 tax filing deadline. If anyone in your household had a Marketplace plan in 2021, you’ll use Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace® Statement to file your federal taxes. This form came from the Marketplace, not the IRS. Make sure this form is correct, then store it with your other important tax information.

Published onFebruary 10, 2022

How to use your new Marketplace insurance

Congratulations on getting covered for 2022. At HealthCare.gov, we’re here to help you understand how to use your new coverage. Get answers to common health insurance questions.

Published onJanuary 27, 2022

It's tax season! Find Form 1095-A

If anyone in your household had a Marketplace plan in 2021, you'll need Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace® Statement, to file your federal taxes. You should get it in the mail by early February. Keep it with your important tax information, like W-2 forms and other records.

Published onDecember 23, 2021

Pay your premium to activate your coverage

Before you can start using your new 2022 Marketplace coverage, you must pay your first premium — the amount you pay for your health insurance every month — directly to the insurance company (not the Marketplace).

Published onNovember 4, 2021

Quick tips: Choosing the right Marketplace plan for your household

Open Enrollment for 2022 is here and ends January 15. Plans have different premiums and out-of-pocket costs and may differ in covered services and benefits. Knowing a few things before you compare can simplify the process of choosing a plan.

Published onOctober 7, 2021

Why enroll in 2022 Marketplace coverage?

Open Enrollment for 2022 Marketplace coverage runs November 1 – January 15. Here’s why you should consider enrolling in coverage.