HealthCare.gov blog

Published onJune 7, 2018

Having a baby? You can enroll in or change your health coverage

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
. This means you may be able to enroll in or change Marketplace health insurance for the rest of 2018.

Published onMay 31, 2018

3 ways to stay healthy this summer

This summer, put your health and well-being first. Take advantage of the free
preventive services
offered by your Marketplace plan and take steps to live a healthy lifestyle.

Published onMay 24, 2018

Moving to a new state? You’ll need a new health plan

When you move to a new state, you can’t keep a health insurance plan from your old state. 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 and avoid paying for coverage you won’t be able to use in your new state.

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.