Category Archives: Federal Marketplace Exchange

What triggers a special enrollment period for individual health in 2019?

According to HealthCare.gov, the following qualifying life events can result in special enrollment eligibility3: Loss of health coverage – This includes losing your current job-based, individual and student plans; eligibility for Medicare, Medicaid or CHIP; and turning 26 and aging out … Continue reading

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Quick: What’s The Difference Between Medicare-For-All And Single-Payer?

Quick: What’s The Difference Between Medicare-For-All And Single-Payer? MODESTO, Calif. — Betsy Foster and Doug Dillon are devotees of Josh Harder. The Democratic upstart is attempting to topple Republican House incumbent Jeff Denham in this conflicted, semi-rural district that is … Continue reading

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Retiring Early + Facing a Coverage Gap? Health Insurance for Age 62 to 65

Retirement knows no official age – at least not generally speaking. In terms of benefits, however, there are some parameters: 62 is the age at which you can start receiving Social Security retirement benefits (the amount is reduced until you … Continue reading

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Obamacare premiums are going to go up in 2019. Here’s what you should know.

Obamacare premiums will continue to rise next year, based on early rate filings from health insurers across the nation, at least before you account for the law’s financial assistance. The initial 2019 rate increases, compiled by the Kaiser Family Foundation, … Continue reading

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As Medicaid Costs Soar, States Try A New Approach

Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News MINNEAPOLIS — Sandy Dowland has been to the emergency room 10 times in the past year and was hospitalized during four of those visits. She has had a toe amputated and suffers from uncontrolled diabetes, … Continue reading

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Administration Challenges ACA’s Preexisting Conditions Protection In Court

Administration Challenges ACA’s Preexisting Conditions Protection In Court Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News and Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News The Trump administration is refusing to defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, essentially arguing that federal courts should find … Continue reading

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How to reconcile your premium tax credit | HealthCare.gov

Source: How to reconcile your premium tax credit | HealthCare.gov

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Middle-Class Earners Weigh Love And Money To Curb Obamacare Premiums

Anne Cornwell considered two drastic strategies in her quest to get affordable health insurance premiums last year for herself and her retired husband. One was divorce. Another was taking a 30 percent pay cut. She chose the latter. That maneuver … Continue reading

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5 Things To Know About ACA At Year 5

  Here are five important factors to keep in mind if you plan to sign up for 2018 coverage under the Affordable Care Act. 1. The health law has NOT been repealed. Despite the efforts of President Donald Trump and … Continue reading

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Past-Due Premiums, Missing Tax Forms May Hamstring Marketplace Customers

  The 2018 annual open-enrollment period for coverage on the health insurance marketplaces starts Wednesday. But if you don’t take care of lingering issues from your past coverage, they may come back to haunt you when you try to sign … Continue reading

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