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What Happens If I Miss a Health Insurance Premium Payment?

Posted Feb 21, 2017
By Jenifer Dorsey

What Happens If I Miss a Health Insurance Premium Payment?

 

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Put Some Heart Into Your Health Benefits

Posted Feb 14, 2017
By Jenifer Dorsey

Put Some Heart Into Your Health Benefits

Cancer, major organ failure, paralysis; it’s difficult for anyone to imagine being diagnosed with one of these serious conditions—conditions for which many critical illness plans include benefits.

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I Want to Break Up with My Health Insurance

Posted Feb 14, 2017
By Jenifer Dorsey

I Want to Break Up with My Health Insurance

You committed to your 2017 health insurance plan before open enrollment ended on January 31. It seemed like a good match. But then, something happened. Maybe your healthcare needs or financial situation changed. Or, perhaps you are dissatisfied with your chosen coverage or insurer. What can you do if you start having second thoughts about your ACA (i.e., Obamacare) plan?

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Steering Toward Repeal with Price at the Helm

Posted Feb 13, 2017
By Jenifer Dorsey

Steering Toward Repeal with Price at the Helm

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.[1][2] As HHS secretary, Price will play a key role in the Republican-driven repeal of the Affordable Care Act (i.e., Obamacare).

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Waiting it Out

Posted Feb 09, 2017
By Jenifer Dorsey

Waiting it Out

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.

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What is the 2017 Obamacare Penalty?

Posted Feb 06, 2017
By Jenifer Dorsey

What is the 2017 Obamacare Penalty?

In 2017, the Affordable Care Act’s individual shared responsibility provision entered its fourth year of enforcement. Commonly referred to as the individual mandate, the shared responsibility provision requires that most Americans to do one of the following[1]:

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Trump in the News: How the President’s Executive Order Impacts the ACA Right Now

Posted Feb 03, 2017
By Bobby McDowall

Trump in the News: How the President’s Executive Order Impacts the ACA Right Now

 

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Has Obamacare Open Enrollment Been Extended?

Posted Feb 02, 2017
By Jenifer Dorsey

Has Obamacare Open Enrollment Been Extended?

2017 open enrollment for individual health insurance plans ended on January 31. While in past years there have been deadline extensions, for the most part that is not the case this year. There are a few exceptions, and here is what we know:  

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Obamacare Deadline Reminder: Open Enrollment Ends January 31

Posted Jan 31, 2017
By Jenifer Dorsey

Obamacare Deadline Reminder: Open Enrollment Ends January 31

2017 open enrollment ends today! It’s time to buy your health insurance plan for the year before it’s too late. Need a reason? We’ll give you nine to start.

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Trump’s Executive Order on Obamacare

Posted Jan 30, 2017
By Jenifer Dorsey

Trump’s Executive Order on Obamacare

On his first day in office President Trump signed an executive order for the “prompt repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” [1] As news spread, many Americans experienced panic and confusion. With less than a week left in 2017 open enrollment (it concludes January 31), did this action mean the plan you already enrolled in was obsolete or that you could no longer enroll if you hadn’t already? 

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