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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 onSeptember 5, 2019

Can you get health coverage for the rest of 2019?

Outside the yearly Open Enrollment Period, you can only enroll in or change coverage if you qualify for a
Special Enrollment Period
for a Marketplace plan,
Medicaid
, or the
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
.

Published onAugust 29, 2019

Kick off the school year with health insurance!

Nobody plans to get sick or hurt, but unexpected things happen even to healthy young people, so it’s important to get health insurance. As a college student, you have several options for coverage:

Published onAugust 8, 2019

New baby? See your health insurance options

If you or anyone in your household had a baby or adopted a child within the past 60 days, you may qualify for a
Special Enrollment Period
to enroll in or change Marketplace health insurance for the rest of 2019.

Published onJuly 25, 2019

Special Enrollment Periods: What you need to know

You may still be able to enroll in health insurance or change plans for the rest of 2019 if you qualify for a
Special Enrollment Period
. Here are 3 things you need to know about Special Enrollment Periods:

Published onJuly 11, 2019

Did you recently move to a new state?

Summer is a popular time for moving. If you recently moved to a new state, you can’t keep a health insurance plan from your old one. To make sure you stay covered, report your move to the Marketplace as soon as possible. This way, you can enroll in a new plan without a break in coverage and avoid paying for coverage you can’t use in your new state.

Published onJune 13, 2019

Report household & income changes all year

Has your family, job, or income changed this year? If you're currently enrolled in a 2019 Marketplace plan and experience household changes, update your application as soon as possible. These changes could impact your health coverage or the savings you’re getting.