Open Enrollment

Your quick guide to the 2018 Open Enrollment Period

Each year, there is an Open Enrollment Period (OEP) when almost all Americans can buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The dates of the Open Enrollment Period change every year. For 2018, the Open Enrollment Period is from November 1st through December 15th, 2017. Some states have extended their Open Enrollment Period. This […]

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What is the Affordable Care Act?

The Affordable Care Act is a healthcare reform law with three main goals: Expand access to health insurance. In 2009, more than 50 million Americans had no health insurance coverage. People without health insurance got just half as much medical care as those with insurance, on average, and were more likely to end up in […]

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Finally understand your health insurance costs

When choosing a health insurance plan through the Marketplace, it’s a good idea to understand common insurance terminology. That way you will have a better understanding of your health insurance costs, i.e. how much you can expect to pay throughout the year. So if you’ve ever asked yourself, “what is a deductible” or “what is […]

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Health, Hospitals, PCP, Provider Network

How to avoid an out-of-network medical bill

If you or a family member have to undergo a medical procedure, you’re probably already feeling stressed. When an unexpected medical bill arrives afterward, it can feel like the last straw. Especially if it’s an “out-of-network” bill from an “in-network” provider. Read on to learn how to minimize your chances of receiving an out-of-network medical […]

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PCP, Provider Network

Tips for choosing a primary care provider

After you sign up for a Marketplace health plan, you will want to choose a primary care provider. This is the main person who will provide you with and help you access a range of health care services so it’s important to spend time making this decision. You want to make sure your primary care […]

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ACA, Health, Monthly Premium, Open Enrollment, Qualifying Life Event, Special Enrollment, Subsidy or Tax Credit

Reporting a major life change to the Marketplace

Let’s say you’re one of the 12 million people who signed up for health insurance during Open Enrollment. You completed your eligibility application and enrolled in a health plan. Then, several months later, your family moves to another city. You might already know you need to report your new address to the Marketplace. But what […]

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