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Ask Frank: Can Employers Pay Obamacare Premiums?
Posted Sep 21, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey

Ask Frank: Can Employers Pay Obamacare Premiums?

 

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Infographic: The Obamacare Coverage Gap Map
Posted Sep 05, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey

Infographic: The Obamacare Coverage Gap Map

The annual open enrollment period for Obamacare plans (i.e. individual major medical insurance) sold on and away from the state-based and federally facilitated health insurance exchanges begins November 1, 2017. Again, this year, the trend is toward fewer carriers participating in the state-based and federally facilitated health insurance exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act.[1]

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Pre-Verification Required
Posted Aug 25, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey

Pre-Verification Required

Need an Obamacare plan right now? Be ready to prove you qualify.

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Lost My Job. Lost My Health Insurance. Now What?
Posted Jul 27, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey

Lost My Job. Lost My Health Insurance. Now What?

Sometimes life happens, for better or worse. The Obamacare plan you chose no longer makes sense for you and your growing family. You lose access to your employer-sponsored health insurance. You move out of your current plan’s coverage area to pursue a new opportunity.

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Health Insurance Special Enrollment is Changing
Posted Jun 26, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey

Health Insurance Special Enrollment is Changing

Suddenly uninsured? If you think you’re eligible for a special enrollment period (SEP) for health insurance, be ready to prove it. New regulations effective June 23, 2017, require 100 percent of consumers seeking an SEP in states served by the HealthCare.gov platform to provide pre-enrollment verification.[1] Previously, about half of consumers requesting an SEP were required to do so.

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A Healthcare Bill in the Senate, Birth Control Back in the Headlines
Posted Jun 08, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey

A Healthcare Bill in the Senate, Birth Control Back in the Headlines

Open enrollment for 2018 individual health insurance plans may not begin until November 1, 2017, but insurers need to file premium rates for Obamacare exchange plans by June 21[1]. But under what context are they filing them: a continuation of Obamacare or something else?

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Not Up for Debate
Posted May 01, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey

Not Up for Debate

Although the GOP continues to craft new legislation for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (i.e., Obamacare), none of its proposals have passed. However, some changes are coming anyway—changes that aim to improve the health insurance risk pool, promote more competition within markets and increase consumer choice.[1]

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Do Obamacare Plans Cover Eye Exams?
Posted Apr 25, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey

Do Obamacare Plans Cover Eye Exams?

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there are many things all major medical health insurance plans must cover: preventive services, maternity care, emergency services and prescription drugs, to name a few.[1] But what about other healthcare expenses such as adult dental checkups or doctor office visit when your allergies flare up on vacation?

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What is Community Rating?
Posted Apr 08, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey

What is Community Rating?

As the GOP revisits its plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (i.e., ACA, Obamacare), Vice President Mike Pence has attempted to sweeten the deal for members of the House Freedom Caucus.[1] Pence this week offered to eliminate or change three Affordable Care Act regulations: essential health benefits, guaranteed issue coverage and community rating.[2]

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Steering Toward Repeal with Price at the Helm
Posted Feb 13, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey

Steering Toward Repeal with Price at the Helm

By a party-line vote of 52-47, the Senate on Friday morning confirmed Rep. Tom Price as chief of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.[1][2] As HHS secretary, Price will play a key role in the Republican-driven repeal of the Affordable Care Act (i.e., Obamacare).

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