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Published onNovember 6, 2015

8 out of 10 current enrollees could save on Health Insurance Marketplace® plans this year. Are you one of them?

The Health Insurance Marketplace® is open for business. You may be surprised to find out how affordable health insurance can be.
Get affordable health insurance today. Average $270 tax credit/month for most; plans for $75 or less after tax credits.

Published onOctober 25, 2015

Stay healthy this flu season with free preventive health services from the Marketplace

Flu season is here, and getting a flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family from this potentially serious disease. If you’re covered by a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace®, you and your family can get free flu shots from a doctor or other provider in your plan’s network.
Flu season is here, and getting a flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself

Published onAugust 14, 2015

Moving? You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period

Published onAugust 7, 2015

The benefits of health insurance through the Marketplace

No one plans to get sick or hurt, but most people need medical care – like a doctor visit, a prescription drug, a lab test, physical therapy, or counseling – at some point. These services can be expensive.
And if something happens that requires surgery or emergency medical care, it’s really important to have coverage. Fixing a broken leg can cost up to $7,500, and the average cost of a 3-day hospital stay is around $30,000.
The Health Insurance Marketplace® offers a variety of high-quality health coverage choices for routine and non-routine medical services that can work for your family and budget.

Published onJuly 17, 2015

5 questions about dental coverage in the Marketplace

Published onJune 26, 2015

5 questions to ask about your new doctor

Choosing a doctor is one of the most important decisions you'll make about your health care. Finding the right one can take a little work, but is well worth it. If you’ve already had your first visit with a primary care doctor under your new plan, ask yourself these 5 questions to make sure your doctor is the right one for you:
  1. Did you feel the doctor cared about your health and about you as a person?
  2. Did the doctor listen to you and address your needs?
  3. Did the doctor use words you could understand and talk to you in a way that made you feel comfortable?
  4. Was he or she respectful of your opinions, culture, and beliefs?
  5. Did you feel like you could ask questions at the appointment or call the doctor later with questions?

Published onJune 12, 2015

Have a healthy summer with preventive care

The official first day of summer is right around the corner. As we enter a new season, it’s important to be proactive with your health. One simple way to manage your health is to practice preventive care.

Published onApril 17, 2015

Is your Form 1095-A correct?

If you enrolled in a plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace® for 2014, you should’ve received an important tax statement in the mail, called Form 1095-A. This statement has information you need to fill out your 2014 federal income tax return.
Most people received a correct Form 1095-A. However, if we contacted you because your Form 1095-A is incorrect, here's one reason why. Some forms included the monthly premium amount of the second lowest cost Silver plan for 2015 instead of 2014. The incorrect amount is listed in Part III, Column B of the Form 1095-A. This doesn't mean your tax credit was incorrect; this is purely an error in what was printed on the form.