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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)
.

Published onDecember 7, 2017

You have until December 15 to sign up for 2018 health coverage

Only a few days remain before the final December 15 deadline to enroll in 2018 Marketplace health insurance. If you miss the deadline, you may have to wait another year to sign up (unless you qualify for a

Special Enrollment Period
).

Published onNovember 30, 2017

Important: Time is running out for 2018 health coverage

Your last chance to enroll in or change Marketplace health insurance plans for 2018 is December 15, 2017. That’s just over 2 weeks away. This is the last and only deadline for 2018 coverage.

Published onNovember 16, 2017

Auto-enrollment isn’t your best option: Update and compare by December 15

If you had Marketplace health insurance in 2017, you can renew, change or update your plan for next year until December 15, 2017. That’s about a month away. After this date, you can enroll or change plans only if you qualify for a

Special Enrollment Period
.

Published onNovember 9, 2017

Learn about your costs for 2018 Marketplace insurance

You can enroll in or change 2018 Marketplace health insurance right now. The 2018 Open Enrollment Period runs until December 15, 2017. Before you apply, get a quick idea of your costs.

Published onNovember 1, 2017

Coming soon: Changes to the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) for 2018

It’s that time of year again, when you may be starting to think about your small business’ health insurance options for 2018. For plans starting January 1, 2018, the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) will offer some new features that’ll impact how you enroll and manage your coverage.

Published onOctober 26, 2017

Mark 2018 Open Enrollment dates & deadlines on your calendar

Open Enrollment for 2018 health coverage is less than 1 week away! Mark these key dates on your calendar so you don't miss the deadline to enroll. The Open Enrollment Period is shorter than in past years, so it's important to be ready.