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Published onMay 3, 2018

Is your doctor right for you?

Your health and well-being are important and personal. You should have a doctor you trust and feel comfortable with.

Published onApril 26, 2018

Get Medicaid & CHIP anytime if eligible

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are free or low-cost health programs that cover many services, like hospitalizations, doctor visits, and prescription drugs. If you qualify for Medicaid or CHIP, your coverage can start right away, any time of year.

Published onApril 19, 2018

No health insurance? See if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period

If you have certain types of life changes — like losing health coverage, moving, getting married, or having a baby — you may qualify for a

Special Enrollment Period
to enroll in a Marketplace plan for the rest of 2018.

Published onApril 12, 2018

Attention: Tax day is less than one week away!

Don’t miss the April 17, 2018, deadline to file 2017 taxes and report your health coverage! No matter how you got health coverage — whether through the Marketplace, your job, or another source — you must report your 2017 coverage status to the IRS when you file taxes.

Published onMarch 29, 2018

4 steps to find the provider that’s right for you

Choosing a provider you trust is one of the most important decisions you’ll make about your health care, and finding the right one can take a little work. Follow these 4 steps to help you choose:

Published onMarch 22, 2018

3 Tips: Knowing where to go for medical care

You can get health care in many different places, but it’s best to get routine care from a primary care doctor. Visiting your primary care doctor usually costs much less than visiting the emergency room, and you’ll spend less time waiting. Check out these 3 tips to know where to go for medical care:

Published onMarch 15, 2018

What your health insurance card tells you

After you enrolled in Marketplace insurance, you probably got a membership package in the mail with information about your coverage. You may have also gotten a card or other document as proof of your insurance. (If you didn’t get a card, contact your health plan.)

Published onMarch 8, 2018

Understanding key health insurance terms

Insurance plans can differ in which providers you can see and how much you have to pay. It’s important to understand your costs and key health insurance terms, so you’ll know what services your plan will pay for and how much each visit or medicine will cost.