HealthCare.gov blog

Published onJanuary 22, 2015

Form 1095-A and your tax return

If you or anyone in your household enrolled in a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace® in 2014, this tax season you’ll get a new Form 1095-A — Health Insurance Marketplace® Statement. You’ll get it in the mail by early February and use it to file your 2014 federal income tax return. Keep it with other important tax information, like your W-2 forms and other tax records.
When you get Form 1095-A, make sure the information matches your records. Check things like coverage start and end dates and the number of people in your household. If you think anything’s wrong, contact the Marketplace Call Center.

Published onJanuary 3, 2015

Did you pay your premium?

If you’ve enrolled in a plan and paid your first month’s premium, congratulations! Your enrollment is complete.
If you haven’t paid it yet, don’t wait. Follow the instructions from your insurer about how and when to make your first premium payment. Take careful note of the date the payment is due and be sure to send your payment by then. If you don’t, you may lose your coverage.

Published onDecember 31, 2014

Working to make HealthCare.gov better

We’re working hard every day to improve your experience with HealthCare.gov. To do this, sometimes we have to perform maintenance and upgrades to the system.

Published onDecember 23, 2014

There's still time to get covered for 2015

Need coverage for 2015? There's still time to enroll in a plan for 2015 that meets your needs and budget. Your coverage can start on February 1 or March 1, depending on when you enroll. Open Enrollment ends on February 15, 2015.

Published onDecember 12, 2014

Step 5 to stay covered through the Marketplace: Enroll in a health plan

If you bought a health insurance plan through the Marketplace in 2014, you’ll need to decide whether to renew your current plan (if it’s still offered) or change plans for 2015. To get started, check out the 5 Steps to Staying Covered.
Step 5 to staying covered is to enroll in a health plan for 2015.

Published onDecember 12, 2014

Enroll by December 15 to get coverage starting January 1

Time is running out! There are only 4 days left to enroll in a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace® with coverage starting on January 1. Act now to join the millions of Americans already enrolled in quality health coverage for 2015.

Published onDecember 5, 2014

Step 4 to stay covered through the Marketplace: Choose a health plan

If you bought a health insurance plan through the Marketplace in 2014, you’ll need to decide whether to renew your current plan or change plans for 2015. To get started, check out the 5 Steps to Staying Covered.
Step 4 to staying covered is to choose a health plan for 2015. You can keep the same plan you had in 2014 (as long as it’s still offered) or select a new one that better fits your needs. If you want to stay enrolled in your 2014 plan, use the 14-digit plan ID in the letter you get from your health plan.