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Published onJune 1, 2017

New parents: You have health insurance options

If you gave birth or adopted a baby in the past 60 days, you may qualify for a

Special Enrollment Period
to enroll in or change Marketplace health plans for the rest of 2017. Your new coverage can start the day of the birth or adoption—even if you enroll in the plan up to 60 days afterward.

Published onMay 18, 2017

Move recently? Get a 2017 health plan through a Special Enrollment Period

If you or your family are moving soon (or you moved in the past 60 days), you may qualify for a

Special Enrollment Period
to enroll in health coverage. This means you may be able to enroll in Marketplace health insurance that covers you for the rest of 2017, even though Open Enrollment is over.

Published onMay 11, 2017

Enroll in Medicaid & the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) any time

Medicaid
and the
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
provide free or low-cost health coverage to millions of Americans. If you qualify for these programs, your coverage can start right away, any time of year.

Published onApril 27, 2017

Remember to pay your monthly premium to your health insurance company

If you enrolled in a 2017 health plan, you must pay your

premium
to your health insurance company, not to the Health Insurance Marketplace®. Your coverage won’t start until you do.

Published onApril 20, 2017

Keep 2017 health coverage information current

If you’re enrolled in a 2017 health insurance plan, here’s what you need to know to get the full benefit of your health coverage and keep it up-to-date:

Published onMarch 30, 2017

2016 Tax Help: Get step-by-step instructions & tax forms

No matter how you got your 2016 health coverage — through the Marketplace, your job, or another source — you must report your 2016 health coverage status to the IRS when you file your 2016 taxes.