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Published onOctober 8, 2015

Our new Privacy Manager puts privacy choices at your fingertips

Your privacy is serious business. That’s why we always make sure we have important safeguards in place to protect the information you provide when you visit HealthCare.gov.

We’ve now introduced a tool that lets you easily control some of the information we may collect from you.

Published onSeptember 24, 2015

Annual household income changes? Report them to the Marketplace ASAP

If you’ve had any changes to your household income, it’s important to let the Marketplace know as soon as possible. Your new income can affect the health coverage or savings you’re eligible for.

Published onSeptember 17, 2015

3 ways to get information for 2016 health care coverage

With 2016 Open Enrollment starting November 1, it’s a great time to sign up for reminders and updates from the Health Insurance Marketplace® about 2016 coverage.

Published onSeptember 11, 2015

See if you qualify for health care savings

Wonder if you qualify for savings on health insurance?

We’ve created a quick and easy tool to help. Just enter your state and the number of people in your household.

Published onSeptember 4, 2015

Under 30 and busy? Get a fast, personalized health coverage decision guide

There are many options for health insurance for young adults. You can:

  • Get covered by a parent's health insurance plan.
  • Buy your own Marketplace insurance, with savings based on your income.
  • Buy a catastrophic health plan — a type of insurance that has a low monthly premium but mainly protects you from worst-case scenarios.
  • Get free or low-cost health coverage through Medicaid.

Published onAugust 21, 2015

Heading back to college? Add health coverage to your must-have shopping list

If you’re getting ready to head back to college, don’t forget about putting one of the most important things on your college must-have list: health coverage.

Published onAugust 14, 2015

Moving? You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period

Summer is the most popular season for moving. But there are some things you can’t pack in boxes — like the peace of mind you get from having health insurance.

Published onAugust 7, 2015

The benefits of health insurance through the Marketplace

No one plans to get sick or hurt, but most people need medical care – like a doctor visit, a prescription drug, a lab test, physical therapy, or counseling – at some point. These services can be expensive.

And if something happens that requires surgery or emergency medical care, it’s really important to have coverage. Fixing a broken leg can cost up to $7,500, and the average cost of a 3-day hospital stay is around $30,000.

The Health Insurance Marketplace® offers a variety of high-quality health coverage choices for routine and non-routine medical services that can work for your family and budget.

Published onJuly 31, 2015

Turning 65 soon? How to transition from the Marketplace to Medicare coverage

If you have a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace® and will soon have

Medicare
eligibility, it’s not too soon to start planning for your coverage to switch.

If you have a Marketplace plan now, you can keep it until your Medicare coverage starts. Then, you can cancel the Marketplace plan without penalty.

Published onJuly 24, 2015

Medicare and Medicaid: keeping us healthy for 50 years

Medicare and Medicaid celebrate 50 years on July 30th!

In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicaid and Medicare into law. Medicare and Medicaid began as basic insurance programs for Americans without health insurance. Over the years they have continued to evolve, becoming the standard bearers for quality and innovation providing even more Americans with quality and affordable care.