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How to Evaluate Your Healthcare Needs + Obtain Enough Insurance Coverage
Posted Nov 21, 2017 by Author

How to Evaluate Your Healthcare Needs + Obtain Enough Insurance Coverage

Open enrollment seems to sneak up on us every year. You're still working through the Halloween candy and suddenly are being asked to make an important and—for most of us—mandatory purchase that will cost potentially hundreds of dollars or more each month.

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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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An Obamacare Mistake the Government Wants You to Ignore
Posted Nov 21, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey

An Obamacare Mistake the Government Wants You to Ignore

The words "glitch" and "Obamacare" were commonly associated with one another during the Affordable Care Act’s first open enrollment period. While the technological problems that plagued state-based and federally facilitated health insurance exchanges may be more or less fixed, there is one Obamacare glitch that’s been there from the beginning and hasn’t gone away.

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3 Alternatives to Buying Health Insurance from Public Exchanges
Posted Nov 21, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey

3 Alternatives to Buying Health Insurance from Public Exchanges

Under the Affordable Care Act, the health insurance plans that qualify as minimum essential coverage may be purchased on the state-based and federally facilitated exchanges. But did you know you can shop elsewhere?

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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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The Best Health Insurance If You’re Healthy and Not Subsidy-Eligible
Posted Nov 21, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey

The Best Health Insurance If You’re Healthy and Not Subsidy-Eligible

Open enrollment for Obamacare plans runs from Nov. 1, 2017, through Dec. 15, 2017. Even if you consider yourself healthy, not taking the time to compare options and select the right health plan can be costly.

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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 Plans: Automatically Re-enroll or Shop Around?
Posted Nov 20, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey

Health Insurance Plans: Automatically Re-enroll or Shop Around?

Open enrollment for 2018 health insurance plans goes from Nov. 1, 2017, to Dec. 15, 2017 — just six short weeks!

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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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