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Published onDecember 19, 2019

Now that you’re covered for 2020, don’t forget to pay your premium

Congratulations on your enrollment in a 2020 Marketplace plan! Now that you’re covered, don’t forget to pay your monthly
premium
to your health insurance company (not the Marketplace) to activate your coverage. Your coverage won’t start until you do.

Published onNovember 21, 2019

Why enroll in 2020 Marketplace coverage

You may think you don't need health insurance, that it's too expensive, or not worth the trouble. While nobody plans to get sick or hurt, bad things happen, even to healthy people. The good news is that enrolling in a 2020 Marketplace health plan may be more affordable and easier than you think. You have until December 15, 2019 to sign up. Coverage starts January 1, 2020.

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.