HealthCare.gov blog

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.

Published onFebruary 21, 2019

Do you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period?

You can now enroll in or change a Health Insurance Marketplace® plan only if you have a life event — meaning a change in your situation, like getting married, having a baby, or losing health coverage — that qualifies you for a

Special Enrollment Period
.

Published onFebruary 7, 2019

Need to submit documents to confirm a life event?

If you’re eligible for a

Special Enrollment Period
to enroll in or change plans for 2019, you may be asked to provide documents to confirm the event that makes you eligible.

Published onJanuary 17, 2019

3 ways to use your new Marketplace coverage

Now that you’re enrolled in a health plan for 2019, you can use your new coverage for regular and emergency care, prescription drugs, and preventive care.

Published onDecember 20, 2018

Pay your premium: Make sure your coverage starts January 1

Now that you’ve enrolled in 2019 Marketplace insurance, you must pay your monthly

premium
for your coverage to start. You pay your premiums directly to the insurance company.