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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 […]

Is Medicare considered private health insurance?

Medicare can be either a private plan or a government-run system depending on the choices the applicant makes when joining Medicare. One of the initial choices facing the new applicant is to choose Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage. While both are supervised by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, they have distinctly different methods. Medicare […]

Health Insurance Options When on Disability

Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits and Medicare Anyone who is eligible for social security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits is also eligible for Original Medicare. However, there is a 24 month waiting period before your Medicare coverage will begin. The months are counted as one month for each month you received the benefit. It is possible […]

When can you buy government health insurance?

Government insurance has been available in the United States since 1965. But unlike other health care models around the world, government insurance is only available to some. You can only get government insurance if you fall under certain circumstances, such as income, disability, or age. If you or your family are able to get government […]

When is the last day to buy health insurance?

The last day to buy health insurance is the end of the open enrollment period. After the open enrollment, the rule is that consumers can no longer buy qualified health plans. The exceptions to the rule are for extensions and special enrollment periods. January 31, 2016, was the last day to buy health insurance for […]

When does health insurance take effect?

The individual mandate requires coverage on the first day of the calendar year and for the next twelve months. Every eligible person has a right to buy insurance during the open enrollment period. For most people, the easiest time to buy insurance is during the open enrollment period. When selecting a policy, comparison shopping is […]

What to Look for When Buying Health Insurance

The Fine Points of Buying Health Insurance Buying health insurance should never be a quick decision. Adequate time must be provided to determine if the policy meets a person or family needs, is affordable and is accepted by your preferred doctors, hospitals and other medical professionals. There are several basic factors that need to be […]

How much is Medicare insurance?

The cost of Medicare insurance depends on your work history.  Those who have Medicare need to pay for the hospital insurance (Part A) and medical insurance (Part B). If you have a spouse who worked and paid for Medicare insurance for ten years or more, you will pay nothing for Part A. However, everyone is […]

Can I get health insurance if I am over 60?

Many options exist for those who are over 60 and are in search of insurance coverage. While one of the main factors of health care cost is age, there are still options for seniors looking for affordable health insurance coverage. Enter your zip code above and let us help you find affordable health insurance quotes today! […]

Can I get health insurance if I am retired?

You can get health insurance if you are retired. Which type of coverage you can get depends on several factors. Your personal needs, your age and if you have any underlying health issues can all effect what type of coverage is available to you. Start planning for tomorrow today! Enter your zip code above to compare […]

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