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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.

Published onJanuary 2, 2020

Take advantage of free preventive services in 2020

With Marketplace coverage, you have access to free preventive services, like flu shots, check-ups, and screening tests. Getting these recommended services is an important step toward good health and well-being.

Published onDecember 19, 2019

Now that you’re covered for 2020, don’t forget to pay your premium

Congratulations on your enrollment in a 2020 Marketplace plan! Now that you’re covered, don’t forget to pay your monthly

premium
to your health insurance company (not the Marketplace) to activate your coverage. Your coverage won’t start until you do.

Published onDecember 12, 2019

Last chance: The 2020 Open Enrollment deadline is days away!

Time’s running out for 2020 Marketplace insurance! Open Enrollment for 2020 Marketplace insurance ends Sunday, December 15. This means you have only 3 days to enroll in, re-enroll in, or change a 2020 Marketplace plan.

Published onDecember 5, 2019

Time’s running out! Update & compare Marketplace plans by December 15

If you enrolled in Marketplace health insurance for 2019, you can renew, change, or update your plan for 2020 until Sunday, December 15, 2019. That’s less than 2 weeks away! If you miss the deadline, you may be automatically enrolled for 2020, but that’s not your best option.

Published onNovember 21, 2019

Why enroll in 2020 Marketplace coverage

You may think you don't need health insurance, that it's too expensive, or not worth the trouble. While nobody plans to get sick or hurt, bad things happen, even to healthy people. The good news is that enrolling in a 2020 Marketplace health plan may be more affordable and easier than you think. You have until December 15, 2019 to sign up. Coverage starts January 1, 2020.