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1095-B, 1095-C Forms for 2017: Updates from IRS

The IRS has announced an extension for employers and insurers to furnish forms 1095-B and 1095-C for 2017 coverage. This might result in tax payers not having these forms to file taxes before April 15th, 2018. Employers must supply 1095-B to employees they provided coverage to in 2017 by March 2, 2018. Insurers must supply 1095-B…

Trump Won’t Extended the ACA Deadline; As One Would Expect

Open enrollment won’t be extended this year for the federal marketplaces, however, some states have extended their deadlines, and there are exemptions for victims of Harvey. See extensions and exemptions. We had expected Trump and his administration would not follow Obama’s lead and extended open enrollment 2018 under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). And, no…

Will Trump Extend Open Enrollment?

Are There Any Open Enrollment Extensions? Many people were unable to get through to the Marketplace Call Center before open enrollment ended, but there is a short grace period. Don’t give up yet. Trump has refused to extend the national deadline past Friday, 12-15-2017 at midnight although some states have extended their deadlines. Those are listed…

Do Young People Need Health Insurance?

Being 26: Do You Need Health Insurance? In the last 26 years, the cost of the hospital healthcare and doctor visits have jumped about 3.5 times while drug costs have increased almost 7 times. A person turning 26 this year was born around 1992. According to KFF figures, hospital spending in 1992 in the US…

Can Domestic Partners and LGBT Couples Get Marketplace Insurance?

Domestic Partners and LGBT Couples Can Get Marketplace Health Insurance. If you have an unmarried partner, LGBT or not, your eligibility for subsidies and tax credits depends on how you file your taxes and on state regulations. Some insurance companies offer coverage for unmarried domestic partners, and some do not; you need to check the…

Affordability Exemptions and the Cost of Healthcare

Can I get an Affordability Exemption on 2018 Medical Plans? The Affordability Exemption uses the cost of insurance rather than the cost of healthcare. Companies profit hugely from our healthcare system. People don’t.  Healthcare itself is becoming increasingly unaffordable. Affordability is based on a percentage of household income, either 8.05% 0r 9.56%, and affects both employer…

The Best Supplement for Original Medicare

What is the Best Supplement for Original Medicare? If you anticipate needing a significant number of health care visits or care in a facility, you may want to think about adding a Medicare supplement and Part D drug plan to Part A and Part B. Part B has an annual deductible of $183 for 2018.…

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 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…

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