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Published onSeptember 23, 2021

Get your free flu shot this fall

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older get a yearly flu shot by the end of October. Flu viruses change from year to year, so even if you got the shot before, you should get a vaccine each year to protect against the most common types of viruses.

Published onJuly 15, 2021

Report income & household changes to the Marketplace as they happen

If you're enrolled in a Marketplace plan and your income or household changes, update your application as soon as possible. These changes may affect the coverage or savings you’re eligible for. If you don’t report them, you could qualify for more savings than you’re getting now or wind up having to pay money back when you file 2021 taxes next year.

Published onJune 17, 2021

How to pay your first premium and start your new coverage

Now that you’re enrolled in 2021 Marketplace insurance, don’t forget to pay your monthly

premium
directly to your health insurance company, not to the Health Insurance Marketplace®. Your coverage won't start until you do.

Published onMay 20, 2021

What does my Marketplace health plan cover?

All private health plans offered in the Marketplace must cover these 10 essential health benefits regardless of the plan category and type. (Note: These are the minimum requirements for all Marketplace plans. Specific services covered in each broad benefit category can vary based on your state's requirements.)

Published onFebruary 12, 2021

It's tax season: Have Form 1095-A?

If anyone in your household had a Marketplace plan in 2020, you should have received Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace® Statement, by mail from the Marketplace (not the IRS). After confirming that it’s accurate, be sure to store it with important tax information, like W-2 forms and other records, so that you can easily find it when you’re ready to file.