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Healthcare Reform News Updates

Healthcare Reform News Updates

31-minute read

Stay up-to-date on Healthcare Reform. Below is a summary of recent events to help you stay current on healthcare reform news all in one place. Healthcare Reform News Update for January 26, 2023 16.3 million sign up for ACA health plans during Open Enrollment  During the 2023 Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment period beginning November […]

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  1. Does health insurance cover my vitamins and supplements?

    Does health insurance cover my vitamins and supplements?

    4-minute read

    In a 2021 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 60% of U.S. adults reported using dietary supplements. And while you can easily pick them up without a prescription — that doesn’t mean they’re cheap. In 2021, people in the United States spent nearly $50 billion on vitamins and supplements. But did […]

  2. What’s changing about Affordable Care Act benefits in 2023?

    What’s changing about Affordable Care Act benefits in 2023?

    4-minute read

    If you follow the news, you know that federal governing constantly changes. What was done one way today could be done much differently tomorrow. That can also apply to Affordable Care Act (ACA) health plans, which the government sells on its federal marketplace. So if you’re thinking about renewing your plan or buying an ACA […]

  3. When Is Open Enrollment for 2023?

    When Is Open Enrollment for 2023?

    3-minute read

    The 2023 Open Enrollment Period (OEP) begins November 1, 2022, and ends January 15, 2023, in most states. The chart below shows the 2023 OEP dates for the states that use the federal ACA exchange. Coverage begins January 1. If you have a Special Enrollment Period, coverage will begin the first day of the month […]

  4. What is a drug formulary, and what does it cover?

    What is a drug formulary, and what does it cover?

    4-minute read

    There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a health plan. If you take prescription medications, you’ll also want to pay attention to which ones are included in your plan’s formulary, or list of covered medications. “Unless you’ve sat down before getting coverage and figured out whether your drugs are covered and looked […]

  5. Healthcare Reform News Updates

    Healthcare Reform News Updates

    < 1-minute read

    Stay up-to-date on Healthcare Reform. Below is a summary of recent events to help you stay current on healthcare reform news all in one place.

  6. What Every Medicaid Member Needs to Know About Redetermination

    What Every Medicaid Member Needs to Know About Redetermination

    3-minute read

    In September 2021, a research report from the Urban Institute made a startling prediction: When the pandemic’s public health emergency (PHE) ends, 15 million Medicaid beneficiaries could lose their coverage.1 (Medicaid is a federal and state program that helps with healthcare costs for some people with limited income and resources.) The PHE was put in […]

  7. Are You Between Jobs? Short-Term Insurance Could Be the Answer

    Are You Between Jobs? Short-Term Insurance Could Be the Answer

    3-minute read

    If you’re one of the millions of Americans who quit their job during the last few years, you’re probably wondering what you should do about health insurance while between jobs. You could go on COBRA, which would mean paying out of your own pocket to continue with your former company’s group insurance plan. You could […]

  8. How To Buy Health Insurance: A Guide

    How To Buy Health Insurance: A Guide

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    Do you need to buy health insurance but aren’t sure where to start? To learn about your options before you purchase a health plan, you should take some time to check out the HealthMarkets Health Insurance Marketplace Buyer’s Guide. There are aspects to each health insurance plan that appeal to different people based on their specific needs. Finding […]

  9. What’s the difference between an M.D. vs a D.O.?

    What’s the difference between an M.D. vs a D.O.?

    3-minute read

    If you check your area for the closest doctor, you may find that some have an “M.D.” (doctor of medicine) after their names, while others have “D.O.” (doctor of osteopathic medicine). It’s pretty obvious that those are types of medical degrees. But you may find yourself wondering a lot more about these two types of […]

  10. What’s the Difference Between a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist?

    What’s the Difference Between a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist?

    3-minute read

    According to the National Center for Health Statistics, more than 30% of U.S. adults said they had symptoms of an anxiety or depressive disorder in early 2022. That’s nearly three times the number than before the pandemic. In fact, more than half of Americans will experience a mental disorder at some point in their lives. […]

  11. What Is a Qualifying Life Event, and How Might It Help You Get Health Benefits?

    What Is a Qualifying Life Event, and How Might It Help You Get Health Benefits?

    4-minute read

    Have you recently had a qualifying life event? “A qualifying what?” you might ask. What is a qualifying life event? A qualifying life event could be a situation like losing your job, having a baby, moving to a new state, or becoming a U.S. citizen. These events not only open new chapters in your life […]

  12. Find an In-Network Provider: 5 Tips To Get Care And Save Money

    Find an In-Network Provider: 5 Tips To Get Care And Save Money

    3-minute read

    Looking for a health care provider? There’s something you need to do before you book a doctor’s appointment or go to the hospital: make sure your providers are “in-network.” You could save money with an in-network provider If you get care from an out-of-network provider, you may be surprised by your medical bill. Some health […]

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To send a complaint to Medicare, call 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1- 877-486-2048), 24 hours a day/7 days a week). If your complaint involves a broker or agent, be sure to include the name of the person when filing your grievance.

We do not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please contact Medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1- 844-704-7357), 24 hours a day/7 days a week, to get information on all of your options.

Attention: This website is operated by HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, Inc. and is not the Health Insurance Marketplace® website. HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, Inc. is licensed as an insurance agency in all 50 states and DC. Not all agents are licensed to sell all products. Service and product availability varies by state. Sales agents may be compensated based on a consumer’s enrollment in an insurance plan. No obligation to enroll. Agent cannot provide tax or legal advice. Contact your tax or legal professional to discuss details regarding your individual business circumstances. Our quoting tool is provided for your information only. All quotes are estimates and are not final until consumer is enrolled. Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed this information.

HealthMarkets Insurance Agency offers the opportunity to enroll in either QHPs or off-Marketplace coverage. Please visit HealthCare.gov for information on the benefits of enrolling in a QHP. Off-Marketplace coverage is not eligible for the cost savings offered for coverage through the Marketplaces.

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call the Plan’s customer service phone number for more information.

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© 2022 HealthMarkets Insurance Agency. All rights reserved.

To send a complaint to Medicare, call 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1- 877-486-2048), 24 hours a day/7 days a week). If your complaint involves a broker or agent, be sure to include the name of the person when filing your grievance.

We do not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please contact Medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1- 844-704-7357), 24 hours a day/7 days a week, to get information on all of your options.

Attention: This website is operated by HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, Inc. and is not the Health Insurance Marketplace® website. HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, Inc. is licensed as an insurance agency in all 50 states and DC. Not all agents are licensed to sell all products. Service and product availability varies by state. Sales agents may be compensated based on a consumer’s enrollment in an insurance plan. No obligation to enroll. Agent cannot provide tax or legal advice. Contact your tax or legal professional to discuss details regarding your individual business circumstances. Our quoting tool is provided for your information only. All quotes are estimates and are not final until consumer is enrolled. Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed this information.

HealthMarkets Insurance Agency offers the opportunity to enroll in either QHPs or off-Marketplace coverage. Please visit HealthCare.gov for information on the benefits of enrolling in a QHP. Off-Marketplace coverage is not eligible for the cost savings offered for coverage through the Marketplaces.

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call the Plan’s customer service phone number for more information.

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