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Published onOctober 26, 2017

Mark 2018 Open Enrollment dates & deadlines on your calendar

Open Enrollment for 2018 health coverage is less than 1 week away! Mark these key dates on your calendar so you don't miss the deadline to enroll. The Open Enrollment Period is shorter than in past years, so it's important to be ready.

Published onOctober 25, 2017

Preview 2018 plans & prices now!

2018 Open Enrollment runs November 1 – December 15, 2017. To get a head start, you can preview 2018 plans with personalized price estimates right now.

Published onSeptember 28, 2017

Get ready for 2018 Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for 2018 health insurance is right around the corner! Starting November 1, you can enroll, re-enroll, or change plans for 2018 through the Health Insurance Marketplace®. Here's what you can do now to make the application process quicker and easier:

Published onSeptember 21, 2017

Don't delay: Get your free flu shot this fall

Did you know the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older get an annual flu shot by the end of October? If you have Marketplace health insurance, your flu shot is free from a provider in your plan's network. Here are 3 more reasons you should get the flu shot:

Published onAugust 24, 2017

How to tell if your health insurance has started

Once you enroll in a Marketplace plan, you must pay your first

premium
to your health insurance company – not the Health Insurance Marketplace® – so your medical coverage can begin. If you’ve already paid your premium, you can check if your health insurance is active online or in your plan materials to make sure your health insurance has started:

Published onAugust 10, 2017

Don't worry: Marketplace insurance covers pre-existing conditions

Did you know that no insurance plan can reject you, charge you more, or refuse to pay for

essential health benefits
for a pre-existing condition?