Trying to figure out health insurance on your own? You’ve got a lot of options to choose from to get health insurance coverage. And that’s a good thing. But with so many choices and a mix of health insurance plans with different levels of coverage to choose from, it can be a little overwhelming trying […]
The 2024 Open Enrollment Period (OEP) begins November 1, 2023, and ends January 15, 2024, in most states. The chart below shows the 2024 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 […]
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 September 27, 2023 CMS: Medicare rates to remain stable in 2024 In 2024, rates for Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Part D prescription drug program will […]
Knowing that your healthcare costs are covered for the year ahead can be a big relief. Thankfully, millions of Americans have access to health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA’s marketplace lays out your health insurance options so you can shop for a plan that best fits your needs. You can also learn […]
If you’re enrolled in Medicaid, you may currently be benefitting from a COVID 19-era rule that has allowed millions more people than usual to enroll in Medicaid. (Medicaid is a federal program run by state governments that helps with health care costs for some people with limited income and resources.) This was because, during the […]
You may need approval from your insurance company for some treatments, medications, and medical tests before you can get them. Here’s why.
No matter what state you live in, the Affordable Care Act is available to help you find affordable health insurance coverage. HealthMarkets shows you how.
Shopping for healthcare can be time-consuming and feel overwhelming. And one frustrating part can be figuring out what health insurance might cost. There’s no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to health insurance cost. But there are basic guidelines you can follow to help give you an idea of health insurance costs—and allow you to make […]
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 […]
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.