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Published onJuly 17, 2015

5 questions about dental coverage in the Marketplace

You’ve got questions; we’ve got answers. Read these 5 questions to learn more about dental coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace®.

Published onJuly 1, 2015

Having a major life event? You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period

Thinking about moving, getting married, having a baby, or changing jobs? When you make big decisions in life, you may be eligible to buy or change Health Insurance Marketplace® coverage outside the yearly Open Enrollment Period.

Published onJune 26, 2015

5 questions to ask about your new doctor

Choosing a doctor is one of the most important decisions you'll make about your health care. Finding the right one can take a little work, but is well worth it. If you’ve already had your first visit with a primary care doctor under your new plan, ask yourself these 5 questions to make sure your doctor is the right one for you:

  1. Did you feel the doctor cared about your health and about you as a person?
  2. Did the doctor listen to you and address your needs?
  3. Did the doctor use words you could understand and talk to you in a way that made you feel comfortable?
  4. Was he or she respectful of your opinions, culture, and beliefs?
  5. Did you feel like you could ask questions at the appointment or call the doctor later with questions?

Published onJune 12, 2015

Have a healthy summer with preventive care

The official first day of summer is right around the corner. As we enter a new season, it’s important to be proactive with your health. One simple way to manage your health is to practice preventive care.

Published onMay 8, 2015

Congrats, graduates! You’ve got a diploma, now get health insurance

As a new college graduate, you’re taking the next steps on your professional and personal journeys. If you’re heading into the working world, you may get health insurance through your job. But if you don’t get a job right away, you have options for health coverage. Here are 4 ways you can get covered:

Published onApril 17, 2015

Is your Form 1095-A correct?

If you enrolled in a plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace® for 2014, you should’ve received an important tax statement in the mail, called Form 1095-A. This statement has information you need to fill out your 2014 federal income tax return.

Most people received a correct Form 1095-A. However, if we contacted you because your Form 1095-A is incorrect, here's one reason why. Some forms included the monthly premium amount of the second lowest cost Silver plan for 2015 instead of 2014. The incorrect amount is listed in Part III, Column B of the Form 1095-A. This doesn't mean your tax credit was incorrect; this is purely an error in what was printed on the form.

Published onMarch 20, 2015

Step 1 in your roadmap to health: Put your health first

While Marketplace health coverage is important, there’s no substitute for living a healthy lifestyle. Staying healthy increases the chances you’ll be there for your family and friends for many years to come. Use your Marketplace health coverage when you are sick and when you are well, to help you live a long and healthy life. Here’s what you can do to put your health and well-being first: