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Learn More About Your Coverage, What You Need to File Your 2020 Taxes and If You’re Eligible for a Special Enrollment Period

If you enrolled or renewed your coverage for 2021, now is a great time to learn how to get the most value from your health care coverage. Explore the resources available to help you maximize your 2021 health care coverage.

If you were covered by a Marketplace plan in 2020, you will need two important forms to complete and file your 2020 tax return. If you were uninsured in 2020, the fee is $695 per adult and $347.50 per child up to a maximum of $2,085 or 2.5% of your annual household income above the tax filing threshold, whichever is more. You may qualify for an exemption from the fee if you meet certain requirements.

The 2021 Open Enrollment period ended on December 15, 2020. As a result, you cannot sign up for health care coverage until the 2022 Open Enrollment period UNLESS you become eligible for a [PDF] Special Enrollment Period. You must experience a qualifying life event — like getting married, having or adopting a baby, losing your current health coverage — in order to be eligible. If you have a qualifying event, you may be eligible to enroll during the 2021 Special Enrollment Period (SEP).

As always, one-on-one help is still available! You will have someone who will help you every step of the way. Located throughout the state, application assisters are highly trained and know all about how to enroll in and renew health care coverage. Use the locator to find help in your area. Their services are at no-cost: you do not have to pay for their help!

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