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Published onFebruary 22, 2018

How to “reconcile” your premium tax credit on 2017 taxes

If you had 2017 Marketplace coverage, you should have already received Form 1095-A in the mail. Make sure your Form 1095-A is accurate before you file your taxes. You’ll use information from this form about

the second lowest-cost Silver Plan (SLCSP)
to complete Form 8962, Premium Tax Credit.

Published onFebruary 15, 2018

What to do if Form 1095-A is wrong

You should have already received Form 1095-A in the mail. This form may also be available online in your Marketplace account. Before you file your 2017 taxes, make sure your Form 1095-A is accurate. Don’t file 2017 taxes until you have a correct 1095-A. If it has errors, contact the Marketplace Call Center, and you’ll be sent a corrected Form 1095-A.

Published onFebruary 8, 2018

2017 Tax Help: Get step-by-step instructions & tax forms

Whether you got 2017 health coverage through the Marketplace, Medicare, your job, or another source, you must report your 2017 health coverage status to the IRS when you file your taxes. The form you’ll use will depend on how you got your health coverage.

Published onFebruary 1, 2018

Had 2017 Marketplace coverage? Look for Form 1095-A

If anyone in your household had Marketplace coverage in 2017, you can expect to get a Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace® Statement, in the mail by mid-February. It comes from the Marketplace, not the IRS. Store this form with your important tax information. You'll use it to fill out Form 8962, Premium Tax Credit, and "reconcile" any Marketplace premium tax credit you got in 2017.

Published onJanuary 25, 2018

Get ready to file 2017 taxes with 3 tips

You must report information about your 2017 health coverage when you file your 2017 taxes. If you had Marketplace health insurance in 2017, check out these 3 tips:

Published onJanuary 18, 2018

Important: Keep your 2018 information current

If you're enrolled in a 2018 Marketplace plan and your income or household changes, update your Marketplace application as soon as possible. Changes in income and household may impact your health coverage and cost savings.

Published onJanuary 4, 2018

Take advantage of free preventive services in 2018

Ring in the new year by taking advantage of the free preventive services covered by your Marketplace health insurance! Most Marketplace health plans cover a set of

preventive services
— like flu shots and screening tests — at no cost to you.

Published onDecember 21, 2017

Don’t forget to pay your premium to activate your coverage

Now that you enrolled in Marketplace insurance for 2018, don’t forget to pay your monthly premium directly to your health insurance company, not to the Health Insurance Marketplace®. Your coverage won’t start until you do.

Published onDecember 16, 2017

Open Enrollment is over, but you may still have coverage options!

The deadline to enroll in or change a 2018 Marketplace plan has passed. But you may still be able to enroll in 2018 health insurance if you qualify for a

Special Enrollment Period
, or get health coverage through
Medicaid
or the
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
.