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Published onAugust 10, 2017

Don't worry: Marketplace insurance covers pre-existing conditions

Did you know that no insurance plan can reject you, charge you more, or refuse to pay for

essential health benefits
for a pre-existing condition?

Published onAugust 3, 2017

5 facts about Special Enrollment Periods

For most people, the deadline to enroll in a 2017 health insurance plan has passed. But you may still be able to enroll in health coverage for the rest of 2017 if you qualify for a 

Special Enrollment Period
.

Published onJuly 20, 2017

Can you enroll in health insurance right now?

When big changes happen in life, like if you have or adopt a baby, move, or get married, you may be able to enroll in Marketplace health insurance for the rest of 2017 with a Special Enrollment Period.

Published onJuly 6, 2017

Submit documents to confirm your Special Enrollment Period

If you applied for Marketplace coverage through a 

Special Enrollment Period
because you moved or lost other health coverage, you may be asked to submit documents to confirm you qualify.

Published onJune 29, 2017

4 steps to find the right doctor for you

Most health plans give you the best deal on services when you see a doctor who has a contract with your health plan. You may be able to see doctors who don’t contract with your plan, but visiting an "in-network" provider usually means you'll have lower out-of-pocket costs.

Published onJune 15, 2017

Recently lose health insurance? You may be eligible for Marketplace coverage

If you or anyone in your household lost

qualifying health coverage
in the past 60 days or expects to lose coverage in the next 60 days, you may qualify for a
Special Enrollment Period
. This means you may be able to enroll in Marketplace health insurance for the rest of 2017.

Published onJune 8, 2017

3 ways: report income & household changes

If you have Marketplace health insurance and your income or household changed — like if you had a baby, got a raise, or someone in your household got new job-based coverage — you should update your application as soon as possible.