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Posted Nov 20, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey
Dec. 15 is the deadline for enrolling in an ACA plan that begins Jan. 1, and this year it also marks the end of 2018 open enrollment. Maybe you haven’t enrolled because you aren’t sure which plan to buy or feel like you can’t afford coverage.
Continue reading: Does Obamacare Require You to Buy Insurance or Are You Exempt?
Posted Nov 02, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey
It is hard to believe, but this is the fifth ACA open enrollment period—and the fifth time we’ve had to adapt to a changing marketplace. To help make your 2018 open enrollment experience a bit clearer and easier, here are five things you should know.
Continue reading: 5 Changes to Open Enrollment for 2018 You Need to Know
Posted Sep 12, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey
Maybe you already have an Obamacare plan, or perhaps you are in between major medical policies and do not qualify for a special enrollment period to buy health insurance at this time. Whatever your situation, you’re probably reading this piece because you’re looking for ways to help make healthcare costs more affordable.
Continue reading: Infographic: I Need Coverage Now. Which Non-ACA Health Plan is Right for Me?
Posted Sep 07, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey
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.
Continue reading: Where Can I Get Health Insurance Now?
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 Jun 26, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey
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. Previously, about half of consumers requesting an SEP were required to do so.
Continue reading: Health Insurance Special Enrollment is Changing
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 09, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey
The situation: You bought an individual health insurance plan on January 30, the day before 2017 open enrollment ended. That means you have coverage starting March 1, but you don’t have it now. You have no benefits to help with unexpected medical bills.
Continue reading: Waiting it Out