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4 essentials for managing your health insurance plan

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If you’re enrolled in a 2016 health insurance plan, here’s what you need to know to about getting the full benefit of your health coverage and keeping it up to date. 4 health insurance tips to use all year Pay your first month’s premium to your plan if you haven’t already. You must pay it…

Have a “qualifying life event”? You may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period.

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Open Enrollment for a 2016 Marketplace health plan is over. But in some cases, you may still be able to get health insurance for 2016. If you experience a qualifying event for health insurance — like getting married, having a baby, or losing other coverage — you may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period….

No health coverage in 2015? Find out if you have to pay a fee.

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Most people who didn’t have qualifying health coverage in 2015 must either pay a fee or get a “health coverage exemption.” Exemptions are available based on a number of circumstances, like certain hardships, some life events, health coverage or financial status, and membership in some groups. If you qualify and get an exemption, you don’t have to pay the…

Form 1095-A and your 2015 federal income taxes

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If you (or anyone in your household) had a Marketplace health plan for 2015, keep an eye out for Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement in the mail. It should arrive through the U.S. mail by mid-February, and it’ll also appear online in your Marketplace account. You’ll need it to file your 2015 federal income…

Open Enrollment for 2016 health insurance is over – but you may still have options

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The last day to apply for and enroll in a Marketplace health insurance plan for 2016 was January 31, 2016. IMPORTANT If you enrolled in a Marketplace health plan for 2016 before the deadline, be sure to pay your first premium to your insurance company, not to the Marketplace, to complete your enrollment. You may…

Last chance to sign up for 2016 health coverage is January 31

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Time is running out if you still need health coverage for 2016. Only a few days remain before the final January 31 deadline to enroll at HealthCare.gov. IMPORTANT If you miss the deadline, you may have to wait another year to sign up for coverage and you’ll risk being required to pay a penalty of $695…

Make a healthy choice in 2016 with a Marketplace health insurance plan

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As we enter a new year, consider making your health a priority. You have until January 31, 2016 to apply for and enroll in a Marketplace health insurance plan for 2016. At HealthCare.gov, you’ll see high-quality and affordable health coverage options available to you. In fact, most who apply will qualify for savings. Don’t delay…

Extended opportunity for Jan 1 coverage: Sign up by December 17

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Because of unprecedented demand at HealthCare.gov and our Marketplace Call Center, we’re extending the deadline to sign up for January 1 coverage until 11:59 p.m. PST on December 17. Hundreds of thousands have already selected plans over the last few days, and approximately 1 million of you have left contact information to hold your place…