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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]