Contents tagged with Affordable Care Act
Posted Oct 12, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey
Temporary plans exceeding 3 months could once again become popular Obamacare alternative
Update: President Trump on Oct. 12, 2017, signed an executive order that allows short term health insurance policies to extend beyond the three-month limit set last year under the Obama administration.
Continue reading: OVERRULED! Trump Healthcare Executive Order Targets Obama-Era Short Term Health Insurance Ruling
Posted Sep 18, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey
If health insurance rates keep going up, when does coverage cease to be affordable? The answer to that question depends on a number of factors and can be fairly subjective. However, we can look at how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) defines affordability for guidance.
Continue reading: What Makes Obamacare Affordable?
Posted Sep 05, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey
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.
Continue reading: Infographic: The Obamacare Coverage Gap Map
Posted Sep 01, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey
Calls to repeal and replace Obamacare seem quieter these days, but the discussion is not necessarily over. In the meantime, we are approaching the Affordable Care Act’s annual open enrollment period—or at least the time of year during which we’ve come to expect it.
Continue reading: Is There Still Obamacare? What’s Happening with Healthcare?
Posted Aug 25, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey
Need an Obamacare plan right now? Be ready to prove you qualify.
Continue reading: Pre-Verification Required
Posted Jul 27, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey
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.
Continue reading: Lost My Job. Lost My Health Insurance. Now What?
Posted Jun 15, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey
Health insurance deductibles tend to be something we think little about until medical bills start showing up. At that point, even those who find their monthly premium payments somewhat manageable may feel financially strained as they pay for healthcare fully out of pocket until they meet their plan deductible.
Continue reading: Why Hospital Indemnity?
Posted Jun 08, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey
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. But under what context are they filing them: a continuation of Obamacare or something else?
Continue reading: A Healthcare Bill in the Senate, Birth Control Back in the Headlines
Posted May 08, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey
Mental health illnesses and substance use disorders touch many lives, both directly and indirectly. An estimated 1 in 17 Americans face a serious mental health illness, and more than 1 in 7 Americans ages 12 and older have a substance abuse problem.1,2
Continue reading: 4 Ways Obamacare Expands Mental Health and Substance Use Coverage