Changing Plans and Verifying Info for Cost Assistance

Everything You Need to Know About Changing Plans During ObamaCare’s Open Enrollment Peroid Each Year The only time you can change health plans under ObamaCare is during open enrollment or a special enrollment period. Verify info or change plans by Dec 15 to ensure you have the right plan and cost assistance starting January 1st. Although you can’t change plans…

How to Compare Health Plans

Learn how to compare health plans to get the best deals on health insurance and health care. Compare your health needs with your plans costs and coverage, to find an affordable plan with benefits that are designed to cover you. No matter how you shop, and boy are there a lot of different options under…

Private Health Plans Outside the Marketplace

Shopping for Health Insurance Outside of the Health Insurance Marketplace If you make too much for cost assistance or want to see your private health plan options, you may want to shop outside of the Health Insurance Marketplace. There are three main ways to get covered in the individual and family market under the Affordable…

Notices to Change or Renew Marketplace Plans

By the end of November everyone enrolled in a Health Insurance Marketplace plan should get two notices about changing and renewing marketplace plans during open enrollment 2015.  One notice will be from your insurer and the other will be from your state’s marketplace.  These notifications will help you to understand what is new for open enrollment 2015…

Grandfathered Plans

Grandfathered Health Plans Don’t Have to Follow ObamaCare’s Rules and Regulations. Grandfathered plans are plans that were purchased before March 23, 2010. These plans have a grandfathered status and don’t have to follow ObamaCare’s rules and regulations or offer the same benefits, rights and protections as new plans. This means that on many old plans…

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…

Short Term Health Insurance Vs. ObamaCare

Understanding Short Term Health Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act We explain short term health insurance and how it is different than major medical coverage purchased on the marketplace during open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). Short term health insurance is typically a limited benefit health insurance. Short term doesn’t follow the new…

2018 Premium Tax Credits

2018 Premium Tax Credits Under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) We explain how Premium Tax Credits work on 2018 health plans under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). Tax credits can be taken in advance, or at tax time. In other words, ObamaCare’s Premium Tax Credits (PTC) can be paid to your insurer in advance as…

Get Ready for 2018 Open Enrollment

ObamaCare’s open enrollment period for 2018 starts on November 1st, 2017 and ends on December 15th, 2017.  This is what you need to know to enroll for 2018. Some states have longer enrollment periods, so you will have to check your state’s rules. • Open enrollment is the only time you can get cost assistance, enroll…

ObamaCare News Archives 2012 – 2014

ObamaCare News Archives Below you will find our archive of news articles on the Affordable Care Act from 2012 – 2014, see our current ObamaCare news section for recent news related to the ACA. ObamaCare News November 2014 Should I Shop Inside or Outside of the Marketplace? Published November 20th, 2014 by ObamaCare Facts Most of…

ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Nov 15 – Dec 19 2014

6.4 million people enrolled in ObamaCare’s Health Insurance Marketplace between Nov 15-Dec 19 2014 including 4.5 million renewals and 1.9 million new signups. Let’s take a look at a few facts about enrollments to help you better understand these sign-ups and the December HHS enrollment numbers report! These enrollments don’t count the 14 state’s using their…

Premium Tax Credits

ObamaCare’s Premium Tax Credits can be paid to your insurer in advance to lower your monthly premium on a Marketplace plan or adjusted on your tax returns. Tax Credits are based on household income and available to folks making between 100% and 400% of the Federal Poverty Level FPL (between $12,760-$51,040 for an individual and…

File Taxes For ObamaCare

There are several reasons you may have to file taxes under ObamaCare (the Affordable Care Act). Learn how to file your ObamaCare taxes in 2019 and beyond. This section includes tips on: how to make a Shared Responsibility Payment for not having coverage, how to report health coverage known as Minimum Essential Coverage, how to…

Kaiser Uninsured Poll November 2014

A November 2014 Kaiser Poll shows the majority of uninsured are unaware of open enrollment date, despite saying health insurance was important and needed.  Let’s take a look at what the Kaiser Health Tracking Poll shows about the uninsured going into open enrollment 2015. Kaiser Health Tracking Poll 2014 Summary Despite the fact that the…

ObamaCare 2015

What You Need to Know About ObamaCare (the Affordable Care Act) in 2015 There aren’t a lot of changes for ObamaCare in 2015.  Let’s review ObamaCare’s 2015 changes and what you need to know to stay covered and save money.  We will review the enrollment process for 2015, what steps you should take to ensure…

Getting Ready For Open Enrollment 2015

ObamaCare’s open enrollment period for 2015 starts on November 15th, 2014 and ends on February 15th, 2015.  Let’s review the most important things to know about open enrollment in the health insurance marketplace for 2015. • Open enrollment is the only time you can get cost assistance, enroll in a plan, or change plans.  This is true whether you…

Medicare Enrollment Dates

Medicare Open Enrollment Medicare open enrollment is the time when you can enroll in Medicare.  Medicare Part A, B, C, D, and Medigap have different enrollment period dates. Below we will review all the Medicare open enrollment dates and attempt to provide every detail and answer in the simplest way possible. When in doubt go to Medicare.gov or…

How to Buy Health Insurance

Guide to Buying Health Insurance: How Health Insurance Works Our guide to buying health insurance walks you through how health insurance works and how to buy health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare). Below we take a look at how ObamaCare affects buying health care plans, different ways to buy health insurance under…

What is the Health Insurance Marketplace?

How to Use Your State’s Health Insurance Marketplace to Buy “Affordable” Health Insurance ObamaCare’s Health Insurance Marketplace, or ObamaCare Marketplace, is your State’s price comparison website for subsidized health insurance under the ACA. The following guide will explain the marketplace and how you, your family, and your business can compare health plans and qualify for…

ObamaCare Calculator: Subsidies, Tax Credits, Cost Assistance

How to Calculate Tax Credits and Subsidies for Health Insurance Sold on the Health Insurance Marketplace Our ObamaCare calculator will help you calculate tax credits and subsidies for health insurance sold on the Health Insurance Marketplace. Use this quick health insurance tax credit guide to help you understand the process. Or, just use one of the…

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