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Published onMay 21, 2020

Understanding regular vs. emergency health care

It’s almost always best to get routine care and recommended

preventive services
from a primary care provider. There are big differences between visits to your primary care provider and emergency care.

Published onMarch 6, 2020

3 things to know about coronavirus disease and your Marketplace coverage

Coronavirus.gov is the source for the latest information about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) prevention, symptoms, and answers to common questions.

USA.gov has the latest information about what the U.S. Government is doing in response to COVID-19.

You may be hearing about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the news. Currently, the rules in your Marketplace health plan for treatment for COVID-19, remain the same as for the treatment of any other viral infection. Check with your health insurance company for their specific benefits and coverage policy. Here are some other things to know about how your Marketplace health plan works when it comes to COVID-19:

Published onFebruary 27, 2020

Tips for “reconciling” your premium tax credit on 2019 taxes

You have until April 15, 2020 to file your 2019 federal income tax return. If you had a Marketplace plan in 2019 and used

advance payments of the premium tax credit (APTC)
to lower your monthly payment, you’ll have to "reconcile" your tax return.

Published onFebruary 13, 2020

Recent life change? You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period

Now that Open Enrollment is over, you can enroll in or change Marketplace coverage only if you have a life event, like getting married, having a baby, or losing health coverage, that qualifies you for a

Special Enrollment Period.

Published onJanuary 30, 2020

3 routine ways to use your 2020 Marketplace coverage

Health coverage pays for provider services, prescriptions, hospital care, and special equipment when you're sick. It's also important when you're not sick. Now that you're enrolled in a health plan for 2020, here's how you can use your new coverage throughout the year no matter your situation.