Continue Reading: Ask Frank: Can Employers Pay Obamacare Premiums?
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
Need an Obamacare plan right now? Be ready to prove you qualify.
Continue Reading: Pre-Verification Required
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?
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
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
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
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. But what about other healthcare expenses such as adult dental checkups or doctor office visit when your allergies flare up on vacation?
Continue Reading: Do Obamacare Plans Cover Eye Exams?
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. Pence this week offered to eliminate or change three Affordable Care Act regulations: essential health benefits, guaranteed issue coverage and community rating.
Continue Reading: What is Community Rating?
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. As HHS secretary, Price will play a key role in the Republican-driven repeal of the Affordable Care Act (i.e., Obamacare).
Continue Reading: Steering Toward Repeal with Price at the Helm1