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Published onOctober 17, 2019

Things to know about picking a plan before Nov. 1

Before you apply for 2020 Marketplace health insurance starting November 1, there are several things to consider that’ll help you choose the plan that’s right for you.

Published onSeptember 12, 2019

3 benefits Marketplace health plans must cover

All Marketplace plans cover essential health benefits, pre-existing conditions, and preventive care. This is true for all plan categories (all “metal levels,” including Catastrophic plans) and all plan types (like HMO and PPO). Starting November 1, 2019, you can enroll in or renew a plan for 2020, so you can continue to get these benefits.

Published onApril 18, 2019

3 questions to ask your doctor

It’s important to understand what services are covered by your insurance plan and what your costs may be before your doctor’s appointment. Here are some questions to ask:

Published onApril 4, 2019

Only a few days left to file 2018 taxes

Tax day is right around the corner! Don’t miss the April 15, 2019 deadline to file 2018 taxes and report your health coverage. No matter how you got health coverage — whether through the Health Insurance Marketplace®, your job, or another source — you must report your 2018 coverage status to the IRS when you file taxes.

Published onMarch 21, 2019

2 steps to 'reconcile' your premium tax credit on 2018 taxes

If you had a Marketplace plan and used

advance payments of the premium tax credit (APTC)
to lower your monthly payment, you’ll have to "reconcile" when you file your 2018 taxes.