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Published onAugust 24, 2017

How to tell if your health insurance has started

Once you enroll in a Marketplace plan, you must pay your first
premium
to your health insurance company – not the Health Insurance Marketplace® – so your medical coverage can begin. If you’ve already paid your premium, you can check if your health insurance is active online or in your plan materials to make sure your health insurance has started:

Published onAugust 10, 2017

Don't worry: Marketplace insurance covers pre-existing conditions

Did you know that no insurance plan can reject you, charge you more, or refuse to pay for
essential health benefits
for a pre-existing condition?

Published onJune 29, 2017

4 steps to find the right doctor for you

Most health plans give you the best deal on services when you see a doctor who has a contract with your health plan. You may be able to see doctors who don’t contract with your plan, but visiting an "in-network" provider usually means you'll have lower out-of-pocket costs.

Published onJune 8, 2017

3 ways: report income & household changes

If you have Marketplace health insurance and your income or household changed — like if you had a baby, got a raise, or someone in your household got new job-based coverage — you should update your application as soon as possible.

Published onApril 27, 2017

Remember to pay your monthly premium to your health insurance company

If you enrolled in a 2017 health plan, you must pay your
premium
to your health insurance company, not to the Health Insurance Marketplace®. Your coverage won’t start until you do.