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Is it too late to sign up for healthcare?

The official time to signup for health insurance is the Obamacare Open Enrollment Period. The Open Enrollment Period for the calendar year 2017 began in November 2016 and ended in January 2017. After the close of the enrollment period, the national or state Obamacare exchanges will not sell insurance policies. The applicants must obtain an […]

How long should I keep my health insurance records?

Using your health insurance plan seems to activate what feels like a bombardment of paperwork to your door. It can seem confusing to know what are the important documents to keep and for how long. Five to seven years is the typical amount of time that most papers have a use. Organization and knowing the […]

What does “voluntary health insurance” mean?

Any type of health insurance policy that you willingly choose to pay a premium for, partially, or in-whole, is considered voluntary. You have a choice as to whether you want the coverage and how much you are willing to spend for any added options. Basic voluntary health insurance is one in which an individual is […]

Who can be covered under my health insurance?

Individual and Family Policies Individual and family health insurance policies cannot be compared fairly. They are completely different types of policies, designed to offer coverage in different ways. An individual health insurance plan seems cheaper since all the person is paying for is their own healthcare needs. Why is it that you cannot add dependents or […]

Medical Insurance for US Travel

What is visitor’s medical insurance? Visitor’s medical insurance is a temporary insurance policy for visitors who are traveling abroad. It can help protect you from having to pay high costs in the case of an injury, illness, or more serious medical emergency. It is particularly important to purchase visitor’s medical insurance when you are traveling […]

Information Needed to Apply for Obamacare

What information do I need to fill out a plan on the Marketplace? In order to fill out an application on the Healthcare Exchange Marketplace, you will need to have some personal information and documentation on hand. You will need basic information about yourself and your other applicants including name, address, and birth dates. If […]

HSA Accounts Under Obamacare

A Health Savings Account (HSA) is designed to be a tax savings mechanism to promote individuals saving for necessary medical expenses by giving them a tax break at the time that a contribution is made. Individuals contributing to an HSA are able to use that money to pay for certain medical expenses on a tax-free […]

Is Medicare considered insurance under Obamacare?

The Affordable Care Act set standards for health insurance. It added requirements that protect consumers by ensuring adequate coverage for today’s medical environment It set minimum standards that policies must meet in order to satisfy the individual mandate and avoid the tax penalty. Some parts of Medicare meet the requirements of the law for quality […]

What counts as income under Obamacare?

The Affordable Care Act provides certain levels of financial assistance for individuals who are trying to obtain health insurance for themselves and their families. To determine eligibility for any of these cost-assistance programs, government agencies will need to take a close look at your income. They’ll need information regarding the income of everyone in your […]

How long does it take to get health coverage?

How long does it take to get health coverage through my employer? The amount of time you have to wait after you start your job but before your health coverage begins can vary based on your employer’s discretion. However, the maximum waiting period is set at 90 days. Under the Affordable Care Act, most large […]

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