September 4th
Open enrollment for 2020 has ended in most states, although some state-run exchanges have enrollment deadlines that extend to late December or even January 2020. But outside of open enrollment, you can only sign up for ACA-compliant health coverage (in th…
August 25th
If you have a marketplace plan already, it could pay to retain your existing coverage – but here are a few signs that you're better off finding a new health insurance plan. The post Five signs you need a new health insurance plan appeared first…
August 18th
Numerous state and federal regulations have been implemented over the past few weeks that aim to improve Americans' access to testing and treatment for COVID-19. The post COVID-19: State and federal efforts to improve access to testing, treatment, and he…
August 12th
As of 2020, only four of the original 23 CO-OPs are still operational. And that will drop to three in 2021, with the closure of New Mexico's CO-OP at the end of 2020. Most of the CO-OPs failed for a variety of reasons, including premiums that were too low…
August 12th
Since 2014, all individual and small group health insurance (sold in and out of the ACA's exchanges) has had to cover a set of benefits that are considered essential services. The post Obamacare’s essential health benefits appeared first on healthin…
July 16th
For many Americans who've lost jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic, affordable health insurance may be possible through special enrollment periods. The post How to buy health insurance during the COVID-19 crisis appeared first on healthinsurance.org.
July 10th
College students have more coverage options as a result of the ACA. But how do you decide which option is best? The post Student health insurance: required reading appeared first on healthinsurance.org.
June 1st
Even if you missed the general open enrollment, you could still have an opportunity to enroll in an ACA-compliant plan this year if you experience a qualifying event. In that case, you have a special open enrollment period – generally 60 days &ndash…
May 27th
The combination of COBRA and the ACA present a solid array of options for people who are losing their employer-sponsored health insurance. COBRA exists just as it has for more than 30 years, but the ACA has made the individual insurance market an excellen…
May 23rd
The ACA's premium subsidies are still available, and are much larger than they were in the first few years of ACA implementation. But many Americans may still be wondering, "Am I eligible to receive a premium subsidy – and if so, what should I expec…
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