Contents tagged with open enrollment
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 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 May 01, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey
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.
Continue reading: Not Up for Debate
Posted Feb 02, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey
2017 open enrollment for individual health insurance plans ended on January 31. While in past years there have been deadline extensions, for the most part that is not the case this year. There are a few exceptions, and here is what we know:
Continue reading: Has Obamacare Open Enrollment Been Extended?
Posted Jan 29, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey
January 31 marks the last day of 2017 open enrollment. Yes, we know the Trump administration is working to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (i.e., Obamacare), but the rules remain the same for now and we do not yet know when or how they will change.
Continue reading: The End is Near
Posted Jan 19, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey
There’s a facebook exchange circulating online that essentially boils down to this: One user celebrates the imminent repeal of Obamacare only to reveal that he thinks his own health insurance is safe because he isn’t covered by Obamacare, he’s covered by the Affordable Care Act.
Continue reading: Out with Obamacare? That’s Okay, There’s Still the Affordable Care Act
Posted Jan 17, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey
2017 open enrollment ends on January 31 – just two weeks from now. There are many reasons people have put off purchasing coverage until the last minute, but uncertainty may be the common theme – uncertainty over the future of the ACA, uncertainty over which plan to purchase, uncertainty over what you can afford.
Continue reading: Under Pressure?
Posted Jan 11, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey
How affordable is health insurance under the Affordable Care Act? It depends on whom you ask. With monthly premium rates increasing an average of 25 percent nationwide for 2017 and soaring as high as 176 percent in places such as Phoenix, Obamacare keeps getting more expensive while options keep dwindling. And, consumers are getting frustrated.
Continue reading: What Can I Do If Obamacare is Too Expensive?