Renewing Marketplace Coverage

I got a premium tax credit in 2018, but I usually don’t file a tax return and didn’t realize I was supposed to file a 2018 return this year. Now I’m trying to renew my premium tax credit for next year and the Marketplace says I can’t. What do I do now?

You should file your federal income tax return for 2018 as soon as possible.  Then log into your Marketplace account, update your application information, and tell the Marketplace that you have filed your taxes by attesting to that question on the application.  Keep in mind that the Marketplace will check with the IRS during the coverage year to verify your return was filed and, if it cannot verify, will terminate your premium tax credit.

While we have made every effort to provide accurate information in these FAQs, people should contact the health insurance Marketplace or Medicaid agency in their state for guidance on their specific circumstances.