Continue Reading: Ask Frank: Can Employers Pay Obamacare Premiums?
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.
Health insurance premium and deductible amounts—they’re the numbers you probably look at first when shopping for coverage. What will you pay each month? How much will you pay out of pocket before your benefits fully take effect?
Continue Reading: Deductible Dilemmas
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
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?
Continue Reading: Ask Frank: Uninsured Between Jobs — Will I Owe a Tax Penalty?
Continue Reading: Celebrate Tax Freedom Day with a Health Savings Account
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
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.
Continue Reading: This Could Be Your Plan1