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Published onMay 19, 2016

Graduating? You have health insurance options

Congrats, graduates! Whether you’re heading into the working world or planning your next move, you have options for affordable health insurance that works for your life and your budget.

Published onMay 12, 2016

Get Medicaid & Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) health insurance any time

Open Enrollment for a 2016 Marketplace health insurance plan is over. But if you qualify for

Medicaid
or the
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
, you can get health insurance any time of year, with coverage starting immediately.

Published onMay 5, 2016

National Small Business Week: Keeping small businesses healthy

It’s National Small Business Week. As we recognize and celebrate the contributions small businesses make — like job creation, innovation, and global competitiveness — it’s important to think about health care options.

Published onApril 28, 2016

Asked to submit documents? Act now to keep your health insurance and financial help

Image: Couple learning about their health insurance application inconsistencies

Did you get a notice from the Marketplace asking you for documents to verify information on your health insurance application? If so, some of the information you provided on your application — like your yearly income estimate, immigration status, or citizenship — doesn’t match our records.

Published onApril 7, 2016

Don’t miss the deadline to file 2015 taxes

Attention: The deadline to file 2015 federal income taxes is April 18th. You have just over one week to file.

Image: Tax form and calculator to beat deadline to file taxes 2016

Published onMarch 31, 2016

4 essentials for managing your health insurance plan

If you’re enrolled in a 2016 health insurance plan, here’s what you need to know to about getting the full benefit of your health coverage and keeping it up to date.

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Published onMarch 24, 2016

Make sure you have the right 1095 tax forms to file your taxes

Don’t forget to use your health insurance tax form to file your 2015 federal income taxes! The 1095 tax forms you’ll need depend on whether you had health insurance coverage through the Marketplace or another source, like your job.

Published onMarch 17, 2016

How to use your new Marketplace health coverage

Congratulations on enrolling in 2016 health coverage! Now that you’re covered, here are a few tips to help you stay healthy and get the care you need.

Image: Use Your New Marketplace Health Coverage

Published onMarch 10, 2016

What to do if your Form 1095-A is incorrect

If you enrolled in a Marketplace health insurance plan for 2015, you should have gotten tax Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace® Statement in the mail. If you have an online Marketplace account, it should be there too.

Check your 1095-A to make sure it’s correct