Federal Funds Running Out For Children’s Health Insurance Plans

Federal Funds Have Not Been Approved For Children’s Health Insurance Plans The GOP has not extended funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Plan because the House, Senate, and President have failed to agree. CHIP covers 8.9 million children and 370,000 pregnant women in this country and is crucial in providing health care for low-income working families…

What Metal Levels Comply With the ACA?

I am trying to make sure that our Bronze Save plan with Aetna does not qualify toward the minimum wage for our medical benefits. If we have a Bronze Save plan with Aetna, is that the same (not necessarily the same plan but same “level” as a Bronze Metal Plan as defined in the federal Affordable
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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…

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…

Low Cost Health Insurance

Get the facts on low cost health insurance, how Medicaid and Marketplace subsidies can lower your costs, and how to get affordable coverage. Getting low cost health insurance is a little more complicated than just finding the right broker, picking the lowest premium plan, or general cost sharing amounts. It’s about understanding what cost assistance you…

Platinum Plan

ObamaCare’s Platinum Plan is a type of Metal Plan on the Health Insurance Marketplace. Platinum Plans qualify for Tax Credits and have the highest premiums. Other Metal Plans include Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Also, a Catastrophic Plan is available to young adults and to some people with hardship exemptions. Platinum plans have the highest premiums and the lowest cost-sharing. They only make…

Gold Plan

ObamaCare’s Gold Plan is a type of Metal Plan on the Health Insurance Marketplace. Gold Plans qualify for Tax Credits, have high premiums, and generous cost-sharing. Other Metal Plans include Bronze, Silver, and Platinum. Also, a Catastrophic Plan is available to young adults and to some people with hardship exemptions. Gold plans mean higher premiums, less Tax Credits, but much…

Bronze Plan

ObamaCare’s Bronze Plan is a type of Metal Plan on the Health Insurance Marketplace. Bronze Plans qualify for Tax Credits and have low premiums. Other Metal Plans include Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Also a Catastrophic Plan is available to young adults and to some people with hardship exemptions. All plans offer basic benefits and minimum cost-sharing, Bronze Plans tend…

Silver Plan

ObamaCare’s Silver Plan is a type of Metal Plan on the Health Insurance Marketplace. Silver Plans qualify for both Tax Credits and Cost-Sharing subsidies. Other Metal Plans include Bronze, Gold, and Platinum. Also, a Catastrophic Plan is available to young adults and to some people with hardship exemptions. HealthCare.Gov, or your state’s Marketplace in states that don’t…

Health Plan Types: HMO or PPO?

Understanding the difference between HMO Health Maintenance Organization and PPO Preferred Provider Organization health plan types helps you compare plans to get the right coverage for you and your family. You can learn about the less common EPO Exclusive Provider Organization plans here. Under ObamaCare most plans are either HMOs or PPOs. Knowing which one is…

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…

Washington Health Insurance Exchange

How “Washington Healthplanfinder”, The Official Washington Website for Health Insurance, Works The Washington Health Insurance Exchange, Washington Healthplanfinder, is the official Washington State marketplace for health insurance under Obamacare. You can use Washington Healthplanfinder to apply for cost-assistance, compare prices of plans, change plans and enroll in a plan that best suits you, your family…

Washington, D.C. Health Insurance Exchange

How “DC Health Link”, The Official Washington, D.C. Website for Health Insurance, Works The Washington, D.C. Health Insurance Exchange, DC Health Link, is the official Washington, D.C. State marketplace for health insurance under Obamacare. You can use DC Health Link to apply for cost-assistance, compare prices of plans, change plans, and enroll in a plan…

Vermont Health Insurance Exchange

How “Vermont Health Connect”, The Official Vermont Website for Health Insurance, Works The Vermont Health Insurance Exchange, Vermont Health Connect, is the official Vermont State marketplace for health insurance under Obamacare. You can use Vermont Health Connect to apply for cost-assistance, compare prices of plans, change plans, and enroll in a plan that best suits…

Texas Health Insurance Exchange

How the Texas Health Benefits Exchange Marketplace Works The Texas health insurance exchange will be federally run by HHS after Rick Perry decided not to run a state-based Marketplace in Texas. Although the State will not run it’s own exchange Texans can use HealthCare.gov to shop for affordable health insurance. Texas has the highest percentage of…

Rhode Island Health Insurance Exchange

How “HealthSource RI”, The Official Rhode Island Website for Health Insurance, Works The Rhode Island Health Insurance Exchange, HealthSource RI, is the official Rhode Island State marketplace for health insurance under Obamacare. You can use HealthSource RI to apply for cost-assistance, compare prices of plans, change plans, and enroll in a plan that best suits…

Qualified Health Plan

What is a Qualified Health Plan? Under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), a Qualified Health Plan (QHP) is a health plan certified by the marketplace to meet new benefit and cost sharing standards. Qualified Health Plans include all the metal plans sold on the marketplace and count as minimum essential coverage. Let’s take a look…

Oregon Health Insurance Exchange

How the Official Oregon Website for Health Insurance Works The Oregon Health Insurance Exchange, Cover Oregon, was replaced by Healthcare.Oregon.gov and HealthCare.gov. See those sites for coverage and cost assistance. Today you can use HealthCare.gov to apply for cost-assistance, compare prices of plans, change plans, and enroll in a plan that best suits you, your family or your…

New York Health Insurance Exchange

How “New York State of Health”, The Official New York Website for Health Insurance, Works The New York Health Insurance Exchange, New York State of Health, is the official New York State marketplace for health insurance under Obamacare. You can use New York State of Health to apply for cost-assistance, compare prices of plans, change…

New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange

How “BeWellNM”, The Official New Mexico Website for Health Insurance, Works The New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, BeWellNM, is the official New Mexico State marketplace for health insurance under Obamacare. You can use BeWellNM to apply for cost-assistance, compare prices of plans, change plans, and enroll in a plan that best suits you, your family,…

Nevada Health Insurance Exchange

How “the Nevada Health Link”, The Official Nevada Website for Health Insurance, Works The Nevada Health Insurance Exchange, the Nevada Health Link, is the official Nevada State marketplace for health insurance under Obamacare. You can use the Nevada Health Link to apply for cost-assistance, compare prices of plans, change plans, and enroll in a plan…

Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange

How “MNsure”, The Official Minnesota Website for Health Insurance, Works The Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange, MNsure, is the official Minnesota State marketplace for health insurance under Obamacare. You can use MNsure to apply for cost-assistance, compare prices of plans, change plans, and enroll in a plan that best suits you, your family, or your small…

Massachusetts Health Insurance Exchange

How “the Health Connector”, The Official Massachusetts Website for Health Insurance, Works The Massachusetts Health Insurance Exchange, the Health Connector, is the official Massachusetts State marketplace for health insurance under Obamacare. You can use the Health Connector to apply for cost-assistance, compare prices of plans, change plans, and enroll in a plan that best suits…

Maryland Health Insurance Exchange

How “the Maryland Health Connection”, The Official Maryland Website for Health Insurance, Works The Maryland Health Insurance Exchange, the Maryland Health Connection, is the official Maryland State marketplace for health insurance under Obamacare. You can use the Maryland Health Connection to apply for cost-assistance, compare prices of plans, change plans, and enroll in a plan…

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