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3 ways to get health insurance if you retire early

3 ways to get health insurance if you retire early

4-minute read

You’ve decided to retire early. Congratulations, by the way! But if you do retire early, that means you have some important decisions to make. One of them is figuring out how to get health coverage. That’s because if you retire in your 50s, you won’t be able to get Medicare until you turn 65. Thankfully, […]

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  1. PPO vs. HDHP: what’s the difference?

    PPO vs. HDHP: what’s the difference?

    4-minute read

    HealthMarkets fills you in on these 2 popular types of plans — and which one might be right for you. Shopping for health insurance during the Open Enrollment Period can be stressful. You have to predict how much insurance you think you’ll need in the coming year. And that might not be so easy to […]

  2. 5 things to know about short-term health insurance in 2024

    5 things to know about short-term health insurance in 2024

    3-minute read

    HealthMarkets discusses what may (and may not) change about temporary coverage next year. Here’s what to know. Are you in between jobs? Did you recently quit your job or miss the Open Enrollment Period for Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans? (Those are health insurance plans you can get through the federal Marketplace.) Any of these […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. Home delivery of prescriptions: 6 ways to save time & money

    Home delivery of prescriptions: 6 ways to save time & money

    4-minute read

    Want to skip the trip to the pharmacy, but still need medications? Home delivery of prescriptions can save you time and money. Most prescription drug plans offer this service. And there’s at least six reasons getting your prescriptions this way makes sense. Ready to learn more about how home delivery of prescriptions can save you […]

  5. Generic vs. brand-name drugs: Is there a difference?

    Generic vs. brand-name drugs: Is there a difference?

    4-minute read

    HealthMarkets helps you understand the difference between these different types of prescription medications — and how that can help you save. Next time you go to your local pharmacy, you may have some sticker shock. You’re not the only person who’s been feeling the cost of prescription drugs in their wallet lately. In 2022, the […]

  6. Healthcare Reform News Updates

    Healthcare Reform News Updates

    57-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 Update for January 4, 2024  Marketplace enrollment up 33% from last year  An estimated 15.3 million people have enrolled in a plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace since […]

  7. How to review your health insurance policy: 5 useful tips

    How to review your health insurance policy: 5 useful tips

    3-minute read

      When it’s time to renew your health insurance policy, what should you look for? In most cases, you’ll review your health insurance policy, evaluate your options, and choose a plan during Open Enrollment beginning on November 1, for coverage beginning Jan. 1.1  Maybe you’ll renew your existing health insurance policy. Or maybe some things […]

  8. Do you need health insurance for your newborn, and how do you get it?

    Do you need health insurance for your newborn, and how do you get it?

    2-minute read

    Newborn Health Insurance – The first thing to know about getting your newborn health insurance is that birth is a qualifying event.

  9. What you need to know about insurance for hearing care

    What you need to know about insurance for hearing care

    4-minute read

    HealthMarkets helps you navigate what insurance may cover if you have hearing issues or a need for hearing aids.   Are you one of the roughly 37.5 million American adults who has trouble hearing? Keep reading to learn what insurance may or may not cover. “Out-of-pocket costs for devices and services because of lack of insurance […]

  10. When is Open Enrollment for 2024?

    When is Open Enrollment for 2024?

    3-minute read

    The 2024 Open Enrollment Period (OEP) begins November 1, 2023, and ends usually January 15, 2024, in most states. Because January 15 falls on a federal holiday in 2024, OEP will extend until midnight, January 16 in many states.1 The chart below shows the 2024 OEP dates for the states that use the federal ACA […]

  11. Are vaccines covered by insurance?

    Are vaccines covered by insurance?

    3-minute read

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded healthcare coverage to include preventive services. These services are provided without a deductible, copay, or coinsurance. So, are vaccines covered by health insurance? All Affordable Care Act-qualified health insurance plans cover certain vaccines Which vaccines are covered will vary slightly depending on age (under or over the age of […]

  12. The basics of health insurance: numbers you need to know

    The basics of health insurance: numbers you need to know

    2-minute read

    Shopping for health insurance can be overwhelming. Whether it’s your first time or your annual review, knowing the basics can help you effectively compare plans and find coverage that suits your needs and budget. An easy way to start is by understanding the basics of health insurance costs. Premiums The premium is the amount you […]

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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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© 2023 HealthMarkets Insurance Agency. All rights reserved.

* Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, and Part D options can be explored.

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, 1-800-MEDICARE, or your local State Health Insurance Program to get information on all of your options.

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.

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.

49075-HM-1022

© 2023 HealthMarkets Insurance Agency. All rights reserved.

* Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, and Part D options can be explored.

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, 1-800-MEDICARE, or your local State Health Insurance Program to get information on all of your options.

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.

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.

49075-HM-1022