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9 Great Health Insurance Books That You Need to Read Now

There are hundreds of books out there about the health insurance industry. Many of them have great ideas and action items about how to make an informed decision about your medical insurance purchase. While we haven’t read every book on the market, we thought it would be a good idea to break down 9 great health … Continue reading 9 Great Health Insurance Books That You Need to Read Now

What is the ACA Individual Mandate Penalty?

With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, now fully in effect, there is a mandate that every American purchase health insurance or pay a tax as a penalty.  So what is the dollar amount of the ACA individual mandate penalty, and what exactly would need to happen to cause someone to have … Continue reading What is the ACA Individual Mandate Penalty?

Affordable Care Act Deadlines You Need To Know

Time is running out for individuals who want to enroll in an Obamacare plan.  Enrollment so far has been lagging, and it will be interesting to see if people are not interested in enrolling or if there is not enough information available.  In any event, if someone does not have coverage by March 31 they … Continue reading Affordable Care Act Deadlines You Need To Know

Young and Female? The ACA is Looking for You

One of the biggest challenges so far to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been the enrollment of young people.  A key piece of the insurance puzzle is to get those with low risk of loss to help pay for the claims resulting from those with a high risk of loss.  In the … Continue reading Young and Female? The ACA is Looking for You

Top 10 Most Expensive Health Insurance Markets in the United States

Kaiser Health News has an article out that lists the 10 most expensive health insurance markets in the United States.  Some things to note about the list: The ranking is based on the exchange available in each of the states, whether it be a state-run exchange for the federal exchange. The ranking uses the lowest … Continue reading Top 10 Most Expensive Health Insurance Markets in the United States

What is a Health Insurance Exchange Notice and Why is it Important?

With the health insurance exchanges, also known as health insurance marketplaces, set to open for business on October 1, 2013, the world of health insurance is about to change dramatically.  Through these exchanges individuals will be able to purchase medical insurance by comparing plans, insurance companies, and premiums side by side on their computer screen. … Continue reading What is a Health Insurance Exchange Notice and Why is it Important?

How to Find Health Insurance That Is Affordable Under Obamacare

Beginning on January 1, 2014, most of the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also known as Obamacare will go into full effect.  One of these provisions is the requirement that every American have health insurance or pay a fine.  Therefore, it is very important to find health insurance that gives … Continue reading How to Find Health Insurance That Is Affordable Under Obamacare

What are the Best Health Insurance Companies for You?

Purchasing medical insurance is not always an easy task.  Trying to decipher between the best health insurance companies takes time and an understanding of what makes a good benefit plan.  Between the different plan designs and carriers available, finding the right fit for you and your family is not an easy decision. With the requirement … Continue reading What are the Best Health Insurance Companies for You?

Top 5 Things To Know When You Compare Health Insurance Plans

When you are young and new to the world of insurance, it is important to know what to look for when you compare health insurance plans.  There are a ton of plans and companies that want to sell you one of their policies.  If you are not careful, you can end up buying something that … Continue reading Top 5 Things To Know When You Compare Health Insurance Plans

What is a Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) and Why is it Important?

When you are new to the world of health insurance things can be confusing.  What is my deductible?  What is the most that I have to pay out of pocket?  Do my copays count toward my out of pocket maximum?  With many medical plans, the language of the plan summaries are hard to understand, and … Continue reading What is a Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) and Why is it Important?