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Published onOctober 15, 2020

Choosing a Marketplace plan that meets your household's needs

Open Enrollment for 2021 coverage starts November 1. Plans have different premiums and out-of-pocket costs and may differ in the quality of service and benefits they provide. Knowing a few things before you apply can make the process for choosing a plan simpler.

Published onOctober 8, 2020

3 ways to get ready to apply for 2021 coverage

With Open Enrollment for 2021 less than a month away, make sure you’re prepared. Whether you’re enrolling for the first or fifth time or planning to renew your current plan, taking small steps to get ready now can help the application process run smoothly when you apply for coverage starting November 1.

Published onOctober 1, 2020

Open Enrollment is one month away!

Mark your calendar: Open Enrollment for a 2021 Marketplace plan starts November 1, exactly one month from today.

Published onSeptember 24, 2020

Sign up for Marketplace reminders & important info

With Open Enrollment for 2021 coverage just over a month away, sign up today for deadline reminders and useful tips so you don’t miss out on late-breaking information.

Published onSeptember 17, 2020

Get the flu shot this fall

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older get a yearly flu shot by the end of October. By getting the shot, you’re helping to lower the spread of flu-related illnesses, hospitalizations, and even death.

Published onSeptember 10, 2020

Marketplace health benefits & coverage: What to know

All plans offered in the Marketplace, cover a set of 10

essential health benefits
, including ambulatory patient services, emergency care, and pregnancy, maternity, and newborn care.

Published onSeptember 3, 2020

Life change? You may be eligible for health coverage for the rest of 2020

If you recently lost health coverage, got married, had a baby, or experienced another

life event
, you may qualify for a
Special Enrollment Period
to enroll in or change Marketplace coverage for the rest of 2020.

Published onAugust 13, 2020

Recently lose health coverage? You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period

You may qualify for a

Special Enrollment Period
to enroll in or change health plans if you or anyone in your household lost qualifying health coverage in the past 60 days or expects to lose it in the next 60 days.

Published onJuly 29, 2020

New baby means new health insurance options

Congratulations on your new addition! If you recently had a baby or adopted a child, you may be eligible for a

Special Enrollment Period
. This means you can enroll in or change your Marketplace plan even though it’s not Open Enrollment. Your new coverage can start the day of the birth or adoption, even if you enroll in the plan up to 60 days afterward.