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Published onApril 20, 2017

Keep 2017 health coverage information current

If you’re enrolled in a 2017 health insurance plan, here’s what you need to know to get the full benefit of your health coverage and keep it up-to-date:

Published onMarch 30, 2017

2016 Tax Help: Get step-by-step instructions & tax forms

No matter how you got your 2016 health coverage — through the Marketplace, your job, or another source — you must report your 2016 health coverage status to the IRS when you file your 2016 taxes.

Published onMarch 16, 2017

Had 2016 Marketplace coverage? 3 tips when filing 2016 taxes

If you enrolled in a Marketplace health insurance plan for 2016, you should have received tax Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace® Statement in the mail. You also can get this form in your online Marketplace account, if you have one. You need this form to "reconcile" — meaning to find out if you used the right amount of premium tax credit during the year — your federal income taxes for 2016. Here are 3 tips:

Published onJanuary 20, 2017

3 Tips: Marketplace insurance & 2016 taxes

As you prepare to file your 2016 federal taxes, it’s important to know that reporting information about your health coverage is part of the tax filing process. If you had Marketplace health insurance in 2016, check out these 3 quick tax tips:

Published onDecember 2, 2016

Don’t miss out on savings & new plans: Update and compare by Dec 15

If you have 2016 Marketplace insurance and want coverage for 2017, your best bet is to update your 2017 health insurance application with your expected income and household information for the year ahead – even if you want to keep the same plan.
Update by December 15 and your changes take effect January 1.

Published onNovember 18, 2016

How to protect yourself from "phishing" scams

When you enroll in Marketplace health insurance, we’ll send you emails from time to time. Unfortunately, there are some bad actors who may try to scam you with emails that look like they’re from the Marketplace, but are really trying to steal your information or infect your computer with a virus.

Published onNovember 10, 2016

Can you save on a 2017 Marketplace health plan?

It’s time to sign up for affordable, quality health insurance at HealthCare.gov. About 85% of Marketplace consumers qualify for tax credits to help with costs. Are you one of them?