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Published onSeptember 22, 2022

Get your flu shot this fall

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older get a flu shot every year by the end of October. Getting a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu and its potentially serious complications. With Marketplace insurance, immunizations are a covered preventive care benefit. This means your flu shot is free from a provider in your plan's network.

Published onSeptember 15, 2022

3 ways to connect with the Marketplace

Open Enrollment for 2023 coverage is around the corner and starts November 1. Here’s how you can connect with the Marketplace so you don’t miss deadlines, useful tips, and more.

Published onAugust 11, 2022

How & why to report application changes ASAP

Did you recently get a new job or have a baby? Changes to your expected income for 2022 or your household size may impact your health coverage options or amount of savings you qualify for. It’s important to let the Marketplace know immediately after you experience a change so you don’t miss out on new, better options or owe money when you file next year’s taxes.

Published onJuly 28, 2022

Marketplace coverage & essential health benefits

There are 10 categories of services — called

essential health benefits
 that all private health insurance plans offered in the Health Insurance Marketplace® must cover.

Published onJune 30, 2022

Your coverage options may change if you move

Moving can be an exciting time. As you get ready for your move, it’s important to remember moving may impact your health insurance coverage options and savings. Don’t forget to update your application to get the best plan and right amount of savings available to you and your household in your new area.

Published onJune 16, 2022

Learn the importance of preventive health

Preventive services
may help prevent illnesses, disease, and other health problems, or detect illness at an early stage when treatment is likely to work best. They’re free when you get care from an in-network provider. Here are some common benefits for all adults and children. Always ask your doctor what’s right for you.