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Published onJanuary 28, 2021

Get ready for tax season

Tax filing season is here. If you had Marketplace coverage in 2020, follow these steps to get ready.

Published onDecember 23, 2020

Activate your 2021 health plan by paying your premium

To activate your 2021 health insurance plan, pay your first premium directly to the insurance company (not the Marketplace). Your coverage won’t start until you make payment, so follow their instructions carefully. You may be able to pay online at HealthCare.gov.

Published onSeptember 17, 2020

Get the 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. By getting the shot, you’re helping to lower the spread of flu-related illnesses, hospitalizations, and even death.

Published onSeptember 10, 2020

Marketplace health benefits & coverage: What to know

All plans offered in the Marketplace, cover a set of 10

essential health benefits
, including ambulatory patient services, emergency care, and pregnancy, maternity, and newborn care.

Published onMay 21, 2020

Understanding regular vs. emergency health care

It’s almost always best to get routine care and recommended

preventive services
from a primary care provider. There are big differences between visits to your primary care provider and emergency care.