HealthCare.gov blog

Published onMay 16, 2019

Income or household changes? Update your Marketplace application ASAP

If you're enrolled in a Marketplace plan and have changes to your income or household, update your application with these changes as soon as possible. Changes like higher or lower income, adding or losing household members, or offers of other health coverage may affect the coverage or savings you’re eligible for.

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.

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.