New to HealthCare.gov? Three things you should know

This post originally appeared on the HealthCare.gov blog.

If you haven’t applied for insurance on HealthCare.gov before, here are three things to know about the Health Insurance Marketplace:

  • Open Enrollment for 2018 health insurance runs from November 1 through December 15, 2017. Plans joined during Open Enrollment start January 1, 2018. There are a few things you can do now to get ready.
  • See if your income is in the range to save before you applySelect your household size and state to see if you may qualify for savings.
  • Marketplace plans must cover a set of preventive services — like shots and screening tests — at no cost to youEssential health benefits are minimum requirements for all Marketplace plans.

Get more fast Marketplace tips on HealthCare.gov and get ready to get covered!

 

 

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