Your Source for Health Reform

Topic: Marketplace



The ACA created health insurance marketplaces where people can purchase health plans available in their state. Consumers and small businesses can purchase insurance online at GetCoveredIllinois.gov or through other means, such as insurance companies or brokers.


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Take Advantage of Preventive Services

This July 2015 fact sheet from the Small Business Health Collaborative details the preventative services that all marketplace health insurance plans are required to offer. Community organizations and brokers can share with the newly insured.

Health Insurance Vocab

This July 2015 fact sheet from Health & Disability Advocates defines important health insurance terms. Community organizations and brokers can share with the newly insured.

Reaching the Uninsured After King v. Burwell

This June 2015 fact sheet from Health & Disability Advocates identifies the location of and demographic information for the remaining uninsured in Illinois. The fact sheet  promotes partnerships between navigators and brokers to connect the uninsured to health insurance with the marketplace.

Tax-Filing Recs Post ACA

This December 2014 tip sheet from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services educates marketplace plan consumers on what changes they should expect during tax-filing season. CMS advises people who had coverage through the marketplace, those who received tax credits, and people without health insurance.

Paying Taxes Without Insurance

A January 2015 issue brief from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services outlines what uninsured tax payers should expect during the upcoming tax season. The brief identifies exempt populations and where to get tax help.

Form 1095-A Timeline

A January 2015 news article summarizes when consumers who purchased 2014 federal marketplace plans will receive a new tax-filing document from the marketplace. The article explains what consumers should do if they do not obtain the form 1095-A.

Immigrants, the ACA, and Tax-Filing

In a November 2014 question and answer, the National Immigration Law Center addresses immigrants’ concerns when applying for health insurance or filling out tax returns.

When the Individual Mandate Doesn’t Apply

This September 2014 fact sheet from the IRS highlights cases that would exempt individuals from purchasing health insurance. The sheet identifies whether individuals should seek an exemption from the IRS or the marketplace.

IRS Info on Form 1095-A 

This December 2014 fact sheet from the IRS details what information will be included in the new document sent to all consumers who purchased 2014 coverage through the federal marketplace. The Form 1095-A records the monthly premiums and the tax credits.

Applying for Premium Tax Credits for 2015

This September 2014 question and answer from Consumers Union explains how individuals report their income when applying for financial assistance for a marketplace plan.

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