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How can I make sure the health coverage I bought through the Health Insurance Marketplace continues into the new year and that I’m getting any financial help I qualify for in 2018?

How can I make sure the health coverage I bought through the Health Insurance Marketplace continues into the new year and that I’m getting any financial help I qualify for in 2018?

The Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment (November 1, 2017 through December 15, 2017) is the time when you can apply for a new health plan, keep your current plan, or pick a new one. You must enroll by the December 15 deadline to ensure you will have coverage that starts January 1, 2018. Keep in mind that states may have different deadlines for picking a plan and reporting changes (such as income or household size) to make sure you don’t have a gap in coverage and are getting the right financial help. It is very important to visit the marketplace in your state to learn about specific deadlines. Just note, if your income was higher or lower than the original estimate, those differences will be reflected on your end-of-year taxes.