Actuarial Value

What is Actuarial Value? Actuarial value is average total of costs for covered benefits covered by a health plan. Let’s look at how ObamaCare’s metal plan actuarial values work and how actuarial value applies to all plans in general. FACT: Actuarial Value (AV) in regards to health insurance was created by the Affordable Care Act to rank ObamaCare’s…

ObamaCare 2022

Our ObamaCare 2022 Guide: Everything You Need to Know About ObamaCare Subsidies, Rates, Dates, Enrollment, and More We cover everything you need to know about ObamaCare in 2022 including information on enrollment, assistance, benefits, plan types, and more. In this article, we’ll cover what you need to know for 2022 coverage purchased during open enrollment 2022 (Nov 1,…

Cost Sharing Reduction Subsidies 2022

Cost Sharing Reduction (CSR) subsidies reduce your out-of-pocket expenses on silver plans purchased through the health insurance marketplace for those with incomes between 100% – 250% of the poverty level. CSR subsidies lower your coinsurance, and lower copays, deductibles, and maximum out-of-pocket costs you will pay in a policy period. CSR subsidies are based on…

2022 Cost Assistance Obamacare

Everything You Need to Know About Obamacare Cost Assistance For 2022 We cover everything you need to know about cost assistance for 2022 health plans under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). In other words, here is everything you need to know about Premium Tax Credits, Cost Sharing Reduction Subsidies, Medicaid and CHIP, HSAs, and Medical…

2021 Cost Assistance Obamacare

Everything You Need to Know About Obamacare Cost Assistance For 2021 We cover everything you need to know about cost assistance for 2021 health plans under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). In other words, here is everything you need to know about Premium Tax Credits, Cost Sharing Reduction Subsidies, Medicaid and CHIP, HSAs, and Medical…

Cost Sharing Reduction Subsidies 2021

Cost Sharing Reduction (CSR) subsidies reduce your out-of-pocket expenses on silver plans purchased through the health insurance marketplace for those with incomes between 100% – 250% of the poverty level. CSR subsidies lower your coinsurance, and lower copays, deductibles, and maximum out-of-pocket costs you will pay in a policy period. CSR subsidies are based on…

Cost Sharing Reduction Subsidies 2020

Cost Sharing Reduction (CSR) subsidies reduce your out-of-pocket expenses on silver plans purchased through the health insurance marketplace for those with incomes between 100% – 250% of the poverty level. CSR subsidies lower your coinsurance, and lower copays, deductibles, and maximum out-of-pocket costs you will pay in a policy period. They are lowered by a…

ObamaCare 2020 – 2021

Our ObamaCare 2020 – 2021 Guide: Everything You Need to Know About ObamaCare Subsidies, Rates, Dates, Enrollment, and More We cover everything you need to know about ObamaCare in 2020 including information on enrollment, assistance, benefits, plan types, and more. Below we’ll cover what you need to know for 2020, and for 2021 coverage purchased in 2020. TIP:…

2020 Cost Assistance Obamacare

Everything You Need to Know About Obamacare Cost Assistance For 2020 We cover everything you need to know about cost assistance on 2020 health plans under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). In other words, here is everything you need to know about Premium Tax Credits, Cost Sharing Reduction Subsidies, Medicaid and CHIP, HSAs, and Medical…

ObamaCare 2019

Everything You Need to Know About ObamaCare for 2019: Information on Subsidies, Rates, Dates, Enrollment, and More We cover everything you need to know about ObamaCare in 2019 including information on enrollment, assistance, benefits, plan types, and more. NOTE: This page covers everything you need to know for 2019 up until open enrollment 2020 (which happens at the…

A List of Archived Pages

Below is a list of archived pages that are important to the site: ObamaCare Basics   ObamaCare News: Daily ObamaCare Updates ObamaCare: Everything You Need to Know About the ACA ObamaCare What is ObamaCare? ObamaCare Facts ObamaCare Summary How Does ObamaCare Work? How Will ObamaCare Affect Me? Health Insurance Exchange ObamaCare Individual Mandate Minimum Essential…

2019 Cost Assistance Obamacare

Everything You Need to Know about Obamacare Cost Assistance 2019 Below is a break down of everything you need to know about cost assistance on 2019 health plans under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). In other words, here is everything you need to know about Premium Tax Credits, Cost Sharing Reduction Subsidies, Medicaid and CHIP, HSAs, and…

2018 Cost Sharing Reduction Subsidies (CSR)

How Do Cost Sharing Reduction Subsidies Work? ObamaCare’s Cost Sharing Reduction Subsidies (CSR) lower out-of-pocket costs, based on income, for Silver plans bought on the Health Insurance Marketplace. Please note that CSR subsidies are paid to insurance companies, not to individuals. They are intended to offset the expenses of offering lower-cost health insurance to qualifying individuals. Eliminating…

Washington State House Reps Sponsor Single Payer Bill

Washington State House Bill 1026 Several House representatives in Washington have sponsored HB 1026 which would establish a single-payer health care system in Washington state using the Affordable Care Act’s State Innovation Waiver 1332. The 1332 waivers first became available to state legislators this year, and these waivers allow states to utilize 95% of the…

ObamaCare Repeal Facts

What Repealing and Replacing ObamaCare Could Look Like Under the Trump Administration Republicans in Congress plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). Get the facts on a repeal and replace plan under the Trump administration and what it means for America. UPDATE 2019: The repeal and replace plan never passed, and thus some specifics here…

ObamaCare Cost Assistance For 2017 Plans

Updated Cost Assistance Information for 2017 For 2017, shoppers can get three types of health insurance cost assistance under the ACA: Premium Tax Credits, Cost Sharing Reduction Subsides, and Medicaid/CHIP. Below is updated cost assistance information for 2017 plans, including all plans purchased during 2017 open enrollment Nov 1. 2016 – Jan. 31. 2017. TIP: Seniors…

TrumpCare Explained

What is TrumpCare? “TrumpCare” describes health care reform under Donald Trump. We explain TrumpCare and how it is different than ObamaCare. An Introduction to the Many HealthCare Bills, Regulations, and Ideas We Call “TrumpCare.” Below we explain different aspects of TrumpCare. When people say “TrumpCare” they are essentially referring to healthcare changes made, attempted to be…

Allowed Amount and Balance Billing (Health Insurance)

An allowed amount is the maximum amount an insurer will pay for a covered health service, the remainder owed by the insured is called “balance billing”. Allowed Amount Versus No Dollar Limits No lifetime or annual dollar limits means there is no limit to what an insurer will spend on all care as a whole,…

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