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Published onSeptember 22, 2022

Get your flu shot this fall

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older get a flu shot every year by the end of October. Getting a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu and its potentially serious complications. With Marketplace insurance, immunizations are a covered preventive care benefit. This means your flu shot is free from a provider in your plan's network.

Published onJuly 28, 2022

Marketplace coverage & essential health benefits

There are 10 categories of services — called
essential health benefits
 that all private health insurance plans offered in the Health Insurance Marketplace® must cover.

Published onJune 16, 2022

Learn the importance of preventive health

Preventive services
may help prevent illnesses, disease, and other health problems, or detect illness at an early stage when treatment is likely to work best. They’re free when you get care from an in-network provider. Here are some common benefits for all adults and children. Always ask your doctor what’s right for you.

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.