What To Do If You Can’t Afford Health Insurance

The Issue We all need healthcare and health insurance, and the cost of medical care has exploded. We need to find a good way to manage the cost of insurance and care. The difficulty is compounded because wages and income have been stagnant for most of us. Even if you have a full-time job, you…

Facts on the American Health Care Act

Everything You Need to Know About the American Health Care Act Below is an unbiased list of everything you need to know about the American Health Care Act (the ObamaCare replacement plan some call TrumpCare). UPDATE 2019: This plan never passed, and thus some specifics here are of historical interest only. TIP: Everything below is subject…

“The American Health Care Act” Explained

A Simple Version of Everything You Need To Know About the ObamaCare Repeal and Replace Plan We explain “the American Health Care Act” (The New ObamaCare Replacement Plan) in simple terms. You can see our full review here or see a simple pros and cons list here (the list below offers some opinion, like the opinion that taking away Medicaid from…

HRAs, FSAs, and Employer Healthcare Arrangements

Employers can use Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), Employer Payment Plans, and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) to save money on healthcare. We take a look at healthcare arrangements to find out how they can benefits employers and employees alike. We will also look at how they affect employer and employee taxes and penalties. It’s important to understand…

Health Insurance Premium

What is a Health Insurance Premium? Your health insurance premium is the amount paid to an insurer, typically per month, for a health plan. Tax Credits are available to lower monthly premiums through the Health Insurance Marketplace. If you have coverage through work, your employer typically pays part of your premium. Let’s look a little more…

Health Savings Account (HSA)

What is a Health Savings Account? A Health Savings Account (HSA) is a tax-advantaged medical savings account you can contribute to and draw money from for certain medical expenses tax-free. HSAs can be used for out-of-pocket medical, dental, and vision. HSAs can’t be used to pay health insurance premiums. HSA’s can only be used with…

Catastrophic Health Plans

If you are under 30 or obtained a “hardship exemption” you qualify for a high deductible, low premium, catastrophic plan. Catastrophic health plans are the cheapest plan you can get that counts as minimum essential coverage. Catastrophic plans can be good for those who want cheap, barebones care. Catastrophic plans tend to trade a low…

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…

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…

Types of Health Insurance Plans

The Types of Health Insurance Plans Sold On and Off of ObamaCare’s Marketplace There are four types of health insurance plans available through ObamaCare’s Marketplace. They are Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum health insurance plans. These Qualified Health Plans represent four tiers of coverage and are sometimes referred to as “metal plans” due to their…

About Health Insurance

Everything You Need to Know About Health Insurance for 2015 and Beyond We take an in-depth look at health insurance in the US, including how it works, what key health insurance terms mean, and how ObamaCare changes things. We touch on every detail you need to know to understand the complex gateway to health care in…

ObamaCare Health Insurance Rules, Regulations and Standards

ObamaCare’s Proposed Rules and Regulations: The Minimum Standards all Health Insurance Plans Sold on and Off the Exchange The proposed ObamaCare health insurance rules and regulations are in. The new ObamaCare health insurance rules dictate the minimum standards of all health insurance plans sold off and on the exchange. The rules proposed November 20th 2012…

Health Care Reform Timeline

A Timeline of Health Care Reforms 2010 – 2022 Here is an easy to understand Health Care Reform Timeline 2010 – 2022. The healthcare reform timeline lays out health insurance reforms and health care milestones contained within the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). Find out how the new health care law affects healthcare in the United…

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,…

HSA Limits for 2022

Health Saving Accounts and ObamaCare for 2022 We cover everything you need to know about Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for 2022, including how HSAs work with health plans under the Affordable Care Act. TIP: The Affordable Care Act is sometimes called “ObamaCare” or the “ACA” for short. Thus, this page is about HSAs and how…

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…

Historic HSA Levels

Below are historic HSA levels that may be needed for back filing. Annual Contribution Limits 2016 and 2017 Compared The following chart from shrm.org shows the comparison of the 2016 and 2017 HSA limits as defined by the IRS’s Revenue Procedure 2015-30, issued May 5, 2015. Please note: The printed maximum below is the out-of-pocket maximum…

HSA Limits for 2021

Health Saving Accounts and ObamaCare for 2021 We cover everything you need to know about Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for 2021, including how HSAs work with health plans under the Affordable Care Act. TIP: The Affordable Care Act is sometimes called “ObamaCare” or the “ACA” for short. Thus, this page is about HSAs and how…

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:…

HSA Limits for 2020

Health Saving Accounts and ObamaCare for 2020 We cover everything you need to know about Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for 2020, including how HSAs work with health plans under the Affordable Care Act. TIP: The Affordable Care Act is sometimes called “ObamaCare” or the “ACA” for short. Thus, this page is about HSAs and how…

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