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Published onJuly 15, 2021

Report income & household changes to the Marketplace as they happen

If you're enrolled in a Marketplace plan and your income or household changes, update your application as soon as possible. These changes may affect the coverage or savings you’re eligible for. If you don’t report them, you could qualify for more savings than you’re getting now or wind up having to pay money back when you file 2021 taxes next year.

Published onJune 17, 2021

How to pay your first premium and start your new coverage

Now that you’re enrolled in 2021 Marketplace insurance, don’t forget to pay your monthly

premium
directly to your health insurance company, not to the Health Insurance Marketplace®. Your coverage won't start until you do.

Published onMay 20, 2021

What does my Marketplace health plan cover?

All private health plans offered in the Marketplace must cover these 10 essential health benefits regardless of the plan category and type. (Note: These are the minimum requirements for all Marketplace plans. Specific services covered in each broad benefit category can vary based on your state's requirements.)

Published onApril 1, 2021

New, lower costs on Marketplace coverage available now

You may be eligible for more savings and lower costs on Marketplace health insurance due to the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 — even if you weren’t before! Health insurance

premiums
after these new savings will go down.

You have through August 15, 2021 to enroll in or change 2021 health coverage through the new Special Enrollment Period for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency.