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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.

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.