HealthCare.gov blog

Published onMarch 11, 2021

Enroll by August 15 for 2021 health insurance

You have through August 15 to enroll in or change your Health Insurance Marketplace® plan with a

Special Enrollment Period
due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency.

Published onFebruary 12, 2021

It's tax season: Have Form 1095-A?

If anyone in your household had a Marketplace plan in 2020, you should have received Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace® Statement, by mail from the Marketplace (not the IRS). After confirming that it’s accurate, be sure to store it with important tax information, like W-2 forms and other records, so that you can easily find it when you’re ready to file.

Published onJanuary 28, 2021

Get ready for tax season

Tax filing season is here. If you had Marketplace coverage in 2020, follow these steps to get ready.

Published onDecember 23, 2020

Activate your 2021 health plan by paying your premium

To activate your 2021 health insurance plan, pay your first premium directly to the insurance company (not the Marketplace). Your coverage won’t start until you make payment, so follow their instructions carefully. You may be able to pay online at HealthCare.gov.

Published onDecember 16, 2020

2021 Open Enrollment is over. See if you can still get coverage

The deadline for 2021 Marketplace insurance that starts January 1 has passed. If you missed it, you may still be able to get or change 2021 coverage 2 ways: with a

Special Enrollment Period
or through
Medicaid
or the
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
.

Published onDecember 10, 2020

Act now: The 2021 enrollment deadline is just days away

This is the last call for 2021 Marketplace insurance that meets your needs and budget! Open Enrollment for 2021 Marketplace health plans ends Tuesday, December 15. There are just 5 days left to enroll in, re-enroll in, or change 2021 Marketplace coverage that starts January 1.

Published onDecember 1, 2020

Time is running out: Update, compare & enroll by Dec 15

You have 2 weeks to enroll in Marketplace health insurance for 2021. If you enrolled for 2020, you have until December 15 to change or update your plan for 2021. If you don’t take action you may be automatically enrolled for 2021, but may miss out on new options.