On April 13th, 2023, President Joe Biden announced that DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients would be able to apply for Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges
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On Thursday, March 30, 2023, a Texas federal judge invalidated the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandate requiring insurers to cover specific preventive services for free, such as certain cancer screenings and medicines for preventing heart disease. The ruling could affect over 150 million Americans’ out-of-pocket costs for these services. Immediate implications are unclear, and health experts don’t expect significant short-term changes. The Biden administration is expected to appeal the decision, which could lead to further legal proceedings.
Open Enrollment 2023 ended on Jan 15, 2023, in most states. In a few states like Rhode Island, enrollment is extended.
Make sure to enroll, change plans, or change cost assistance before January 15, 2023. Open enrollment 2023 ends January 15, 2023, in most states! Are you looking for health insurance coverage or considering changing your existing plan? If so, it’s important to know that open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA),… Read More
Medicare open enrollment 2023 ends December 7th. Don’t forget to shop for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plans! Every year during Medicare’s Annual Enrollment you can make changes to your coverage and enroll in a Medicare plan. During this period: You can switch from Original Medicare to Medicare Advantage with or without a drug… Read More
President Biden’s proposed rule to fix the family glitch has been finalized. A fix to the long-standing “Family Glitch” was finalized on October 11th, 2022. The so-called glitch stopped some family members from being able to get marketplace insurance and assistance if they had access to employer-based coverage that was technically affordable under the ACA… Read More
Open enrollment 2023 is scheduled to run from November 1st to January 15th, 2023. However, some states have unique deadlines. Below is everything you need to know for 2023 enrollment. Key Facts You can enroll, switch plans, or change cost assistance amounts during open enrollment. Open enrollment is the only time of year you can… Read More
Annual Open Enrollment for Medicare starts October 15 and ends December 7th this year. This is different from marketplace open enrollment for those who don’t qualify for Medicare which runs from Nov 1st to Jan 15th (the one where you can shop for private non-Medicare health insurance). During the Annual Enrollment period, Medicare shoppers can:… Read More
The Affordable Care Act (AKA ObamaCare) still requires complete contraceptive coverage despite the recent decision on Roe V. Wade. This means that even though the US Supreme Court decision leaves abortion rights up to each state, federal law still requires insurers to offer coverage. This could create instances where women have coverage for a service… Read More
A fix to the long-standing “Family Glitch” has been proposed by President Biden.
Open enrollment 2022 ended on Jan 15th in most states. However, you may still have options even if you missed the deadline.
Although some states have extended deadlines, open enrollment 2022 started Nov 1st, 2021, and ends Jan 15 2022 in most states. Outside of open enrollment, your options for coverage will be limited. If you haven’t enrolled, renewed, or made sure you are on a plan you like yet, your time is running out to get… Read More
Open enrollment started Nov 1st, 2021, and ends Jan 15 2022 in most states. You can get covered and find out if you qualify for cost assistance during open enrollment.
Medicare Open Enrollment 2022 starts today October 15th and runs until December 7th. If you qualify for Medicare, this is the time of year you can join, switch, or drop a plan.
Open Enrollment will be extended from 45 days to 75 days this year. Open enrollment will run from Nov 1st, 2021 to Jan 15th, 2022 in most states.
Unless another extension is passed, August 15th will be the last day of extended enrollment for COIVD-19. If you don’t have coverage already and didn’t enroll by the 15th, you won’t be able to get coverage again until Open Enrollment 2022. 2021 Special Enrollment Due to COVID-19 Dates HealthCare.Gov Here are the deadlines for the 36… Read More
CMS has extended the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) special enrollment period by three months to August 15 due to COIVD 19. The new dates are February 15, 2021: Special Enrollment 2021 begins. Aug 15, 2021: Special Enrollment 2021 ends. NOTE: Some states have unique deadlines and rules. Everyone who doesn’t have insurance qualifies, and many… Read More
Unemployed Americans get expanded subsidies under the latest COVID relief bill starting July 1st and continuing for the rest of the year.
On Wednesday, June 16th, the US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 to confirm the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). This resolves the longstanding lawsuit that had ruled that the Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional in the lower courts.
The American Rescue Plan effectively closed the Medicaid gap for people on unemployment for 2021 – 2022. In other words, people under 100% FPL who are not eligible for Medicaid in states that didn’t expand Medicaid and who are also on unemployment can now get marketplace subsidies under the Act. While closing the gap didn’t… Read More
The American Rescue plan Act increases and expands cost assistance under the Affordable Care Act. Up to 29 million Americans stand to benefit from the changes.
Over 528,000 people have enrolled in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) via the federal marketplace in the first six weeks of special enrollment for COVID-19.
ObamaCare Special Enrollment 2021 starts Feb 15, 2021, and ends May 15, 2021. Everyone qualifies for this special enrollment, so if you don’t have coverage, you can apply at HealthCare.Gov now.
A new stimulus bill being proposed would fully subsidize coverage up to 150% of the poverty level, would end the subsidy cliff for people who make over 400% FPL, and more.
There is a special enrollment period for 2021 in response to COVID-19. Special enrollment in HealthCare.Gov runs from February 15, 2021 to May 15, 2021.