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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:

Published onJanuary 6, 2017

Make your health a priority — Get Marketplace insurance

Ring in the New Year by getting Marketplace health insurance! You have until January 31, 2017 to apply for and enroll in affordable, quality Marketplace health coverage for the rest of 2017. If you enroll in health insurance by January 15, your new coverage can start February 1.

Published onDecember 30, 2016

After you enroll in 2017 coverage, don’t forget to pay your monthly premium

You’ve submitted your Marketplace application and enrolled in a plan, but you’re not done yet. You must pay your first health insurance
premium
for your coverage to start. You make the payment to your health insurance company — not the Marketplace.

Published onDecember 16, 2016

It’s not too late: Update, shop & switch plans through Jan 31

If you had 2016 Marketplace coverage and didn’t re-enroll or change your health plan by December 15, the Marketplace probably enrolled you for 2017 health coverage in the same plan (or a similar one) based on information from your 2016 application.