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10 Essential Obamacare Terms to Know When Shopping for Health Insurance
Posted Nov 21, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey

10 Essential Obamacare Terms to Know When Shopping for Health Insurance

The health insurance lexicon changed a bit when the Affordable Care Act took effect. The healthcare reform law introduced us to concepts such as minimum essential coverage and essential health benefits.

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Complete Guide to the Federal Poverty Level
Posted Nov 21, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey

Complete Guide to the Federal Poverty Level

You likely know that the Affordable Care Act’s subsidies—both tax credits and cost-sharing reductions alike—are based on your income in relation to the federal poverty level.  

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How to Choose the Right ACA Health Insurance Plan
Posted Nov 21, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey

How to Choose the Right ACA Health Insurance Plan

Choosing health insurance coverage for you and your family is no small decision. Even though the Affordable Care Act requires that all qualified major medical insurance plans cover certain preventive services and include essential health benefits at no additional cost, there are nuances.

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Health Insurance Deductibles 101
Posted Nov 20, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey

Health Insurance Deductibles 101

Welcome to Health Insurance Deductible 101. It’s time to get to know one of your health plan’s key components and better understand how health insurance works.

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ACA Plan Metal Levels - What They Are, How They Work
Posted Nov 20, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey

ACA Plan Metal Levels - What They Are, How They Work

When the Affordable Care Act’s state-based and federally facilitated health insurance marketplaces opened for business on Oct. 1, 2013, we were introduced to a new way of selecting health insurance: by actuarial tier, aka metal level.

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What are ACA–Required Essential Health Benefits?
Posted Nov 20, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey

What are ACA–Required Essential Health Benefits?

When the Affordable Care Act took effect on Jan. 1, 2014, individual and small group health insurance plans were required to start covering a set of health care services categories known as essential health benefits.

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How Does Dental Insurance Work? A Quick Primer
Posted Sep 22, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey

How Does Dental Insurance Work? A Quick Primer

 

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Where Can I Get Health Insurance Now?
Posted Sep 07, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey

Where Can I Get Health Insurance Now?

In some ways, buying an individual health insurance plan can seem relatively easy. You can search for and compare a range of plans from different carriers at your convenience, and you can get online health insurance quotes in seconds. Then, depending on the coverage you choose, the application and enrollment process may take only a few minutes.

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This Could Be Your Plan
Posted Apr 21, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey

This Could Be Your Plan

What to Do When You Need Long-Term Coverage That Isn’t Obamacare

You need health insurance, and you need it soon. But there’s a bit of a problem: Open enrollment for 2017 Obamacare plans ended January 31, and you do not qualify for a special enrollment period to purchase one now.

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What is a Fixed-Indemnity Health Plan?
Posted Jan 20, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey

What is a Fixed-Indemnity Health Plan?

Sometimes, just as you are getting a grasp on major medical plan lingo and how the coverage works, you come across yet another health insurance term you don’t quite understand. Let’s say, for instance, fixed-indemnity plan.

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