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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.

Published onMarch 16, 2017

Had 2016 Marketplace coverage? 3 tips when filing 2016 taxes

If you enrolled in a Marketplace health insurance plan for 2016, you should have received tax Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace® Statement in the mail. You also can get this form in your online Marketplace account, if you have one. You need this form to "reconcile" — meaning to find out if you used the right amount of premium tax credit during the year — your federal income taxes for 2016. Here are 3 tips:

Published onJanuary 20, 2017

3 Tips: Marketplace insurance & 2016 taxes

As you prepare to file your 2016 federal taxes, it’s important to know that reporting information about your health coverage is part of the tax filing process. If you had Marketplace health insurance in 2016, check out these 3 quick tax tips: