3 Reasons to Switch From Original Medicare to Medicare Advantage During Open Enrollment

Your health coverage could get better and cheaper if you move over to a Medicare Advantage Plan. The Annual Enrollment Period Medicare started on October 15th and runs through December 7, and it’s a key opportunity for current enrollees to change their coverage for the better. If you’re currently enrolled in Original Medicare — Parts … Read more

Should You Consider Medi-Share for Health Insurance? Look and decide for yourself.

Getty Images If you’ve heard ads for Medi-Share, you might be intrigued by its promises to cover your health care costs. Curious? We looked into the details to find out how Medi-Share works — and whether it’s a good option for you. Here’s our honest, unbiased review of the program. What is Medi-Share? Medi-Share is a … Read more

Here’s how advisors can help clients avoid costly Medicare mistakes

KEY POINTS For individuals turning 65, the decisions made around Medicare coverage will have a huge financial impact on their retirement. Missing a special enrollment period, staying too long on COBRA. Contributing to a health savings account are all ways retirees can unknowingly increase their costs. Financial advisors can help avoid these mistakes by incorporating … Read more

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 of a parent’s plan. Changes in the household – This includes getting married or divorced, having … Read more

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 home to conservative agricultural interests, a growing Latino population, and liberal San Francisco Bay Area … Read more

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 reach full retirement at age 65).1 65 is the age at which you become eligible … Read more

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, range from a modest 7 percent bump in Richmond, Virginia, to a 36 percent hike … Read more

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 the health law’s protection for people with preexisting conditions unconstitutional. The federal lawsuit hinges on … Read more