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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.

Published onSeptember 15, 2014

Act by September 30 to submit proof of income documents!

When you applied for Marketplace coverage, you might have reported a lower household income than we could verify in our data sources. If so, it's important that you submit your proof of income documents to the Marketplace to fix this data matching issue. We need to verify your income so you can keep any help you get with Marketplace premiums and cost-sharing.

You must submit your documents by September 30th:

Time is running out. You may get a letter this week telling you that if you don't submit your documents by September 30, 2014, your help with Marketplace costs like your monthly premiums, deductible, copayments, or coinsurance may change or end.

Published onSeptember 11, 2014

Key dates for the Health Insurance Marketplace®

Are you ready for the next Health Insurance Marketplace® Open Enrollment Period? Open Enrollment is the time when you can apply for a new Marketplace plan, keep your current plan, or pick a new one.

Published onSeptember 9, 2014

Deciding what doctor is right for you

Your health and well-being are important and personal. You should choose a doctor or other health care provider that you can work with, trust, and feel comfortable talking to.

Published onSeptember 5, 2014

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

Thinking about moving, getting married or having a baby? When you make big decisions in life, you may also become eligible for Marketplace coverage outside of Open Enrollment through a Special Enrollment Period.

Published onSeptember 4, 2014

Tips for your first visit to a new provider

On your first visit to a new provider, remember to bring your insurance card, photo ID, and your copay if you have one. It’s also important to show up early for your appointment!
This first visit will help your provider understand your health and lifestyle so you can work together to make improvements.

Published onAugust 22, 2014

Help your kids start the school year strong with health coverage

Help your kids start the new school year strong by making sure they get the health coverage they need. With Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), they can get check-ups, immunizations, eye exams, and other care they need to participate in classroom and after-school activities.

Published onAugust 21, 2014

Making an appointment

When you make your appointment, it’s important that you have your insurance card or other documentation available, in case you’re asked to provide insurance information.

Published onAugust 12, 2014

Still need to send documents to the Marketplace? If you get a letter this week, time is running out.

We’ve been reaching out to some of you by mail, email, and phone if some information you gave us on your Health Insurance Marketplace® application doesn’t match the data we have on file. It’s important that you submit the documents we need so we can help you stay covered through the Marketplace and keep any help you get with premiums and cost-sharing.
We know you’re listening because we’re getting thousands of documents every day and are working around the clock to review these documents to confirm you are eligible for Marketplace coverage. If you’ve mailed or uploaded documents already, we’ll let you know as soon as we’ve finished reviewing them.

Published onAugust 11, 2014

Finding a provider

Choosing the right provider is one of the most important decisions you’ll make about your health care. We can help you find the right one.
Remember, you’re looking for a provider you can trust and work with to improve your health and well-being, so take time to think about what you need. Depending on how complicated your health care needs are, you may need to see more than one type of provider.