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Published onNovember 19, 2014

Tips for resetting your password and unlocking your account

If you try to reset your password and don’t get an email from the Marketplace, you may be using the wrong username. To make sure you’re using the right username and to log back in, follow 2 steps:
  • Retrieve your username
  • Reset your password

Published onNovember 15, 2014

Get Marketplace coverage for 2015!

Starting today, you can fill out or update a Marketplace application and enroll in a 2015 plan.
  • New to the Marketplace? You can preview plans and prices before you apply, fill out an application, and enroll in a 2015 plan that meets your needs and fits your budget.
  • Do you have a 2014 plan? Starting today, you can compare 2015 plans and prices to your current coverage, update your application, and enroll in a 2015 plan.

Published onNovember 10, 2014

5 Things to know about Marketplace Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is the period when you can sign up for or renew a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace®. Open Enrollment for 2015 coverage starts November 15, 2014 – just 5 days away.

Published onNovember 7, 2014

Step 1 to stay covered through the Marketplace: Review your current health coverage

If you already have health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace®, it’s time to review your plan and decide if you want to make changes for 2015. You can choose to stay in your current plan (if it’s still offered) or change to a different plan.
Insurance companies can change a plan’s premiums, cost-sharing, and the benefits and services they cover each year. Every fall, your health insurance company sends you a notice explaining these changes. It’s important to review your plan’s 2015 health coverage to make sure it still meets your needs.

Published onOctober 10, 2014

How much is your Small Business Health Care Tax Credit worth?

When you buy health coverage for your employees through the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace, you may qualify for a tax credit worth up to 50% of your premium contributions.
Two new tools are now available in Spanish on CuidadoDeSalud.gov to make it easier for small employers to understand and take full advantage of the benefits available from the SHOP.

Published onOctober 3, 2014

Get ready to enroll in Marketplace coverage

Starting November 15th, you’ll be able to apply and enroll in 2015 Marketplace coverage. When you fill out a Marketplace application, you can compare plans based on price, benefits, and other important features. You’ll also find out if you qualify for free or low-cost coverage through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
If you’re eligible, the Health Insurance Marketplace® can help you find affordable health coverage. Most people who apply qualify for premium tax credits and other savings based on their income.

Published onOctober 2, 2014

Get ready to enroll in SHOP coverage

The Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) offers a simpler way to find and buy health coverage that meets the needs of your employees—and your business.
Starting November 15, for the first time you’ll be able to enroll through the SHOP Marketplace entirely online. You can complete an application, choose coverage, and enroll yourself or you can work with an agent or broker.

Published onSeptember 25, 2014

Scheduled downtime to improve HealthCare.gov

We’re doing maintenance and upgrades to improve the site during certain time periods. The HealthCare.gov website itself is still available. This means you can learn about the Marketplace and be well prepared when the system is available again.

Published onSeptember 24, 2014

14 facts about the Health Insurance Marketplace®

The Health Insurance Marketplace® makes it easier to find quality, affordable coverage. Millions of Americans have already gotten coverage, many for the first time.

Published onSeptember 22, 2014

What to do after your doctor visit

Now that you’ve found a doctor and had your first visit, you may be wondering what to do next. It’s important to follow through with your doctor’s recommendations.