Health Plan Options for College Students

College students have a number of health plan options including the Marketplace, Medicaid, school health plans, catastrophic plans, and their parents plan. Below we take a look at student health options under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). FACT: A university health plan counts as Minimum Essential Coverage for ObamaCare if it’s fully insured or self insured. Aside…

Is Obama Care the Only Way to Get Insurance?

Under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) there many ways to get covered including the new Health Insurance Marketplace and new Medicaid options. Those aren’t your only options, but are the only options that qualify for cost assistance.

Is There Free Health Insurance?

Medicaid and CHIPP are free or low-cost health insurances that are offered to all adults under the poverty line in some states due to ObamaCare, but have limited eligibility in others. The fact that some states rejected expanding Medicaid means millions of hardworking low-income adults are left without coverage options.

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…

Self-Employed Health Insurance

ObamaCare and Health Insurance for the Self-Employed The Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) has some important implications for how the self-employed go about obtaining, maintaining, and paying for health coverage. If you’re self-employed, most of the healthcare provisions in the ACA apply to you.  Let’s take a look at how you’re affected by ObamaCare, how you can reduce the cost of coverage, and how…

Does Everyone Have to Enroll in Health Insurance?

Everyone has to enroll in coverage and maintain it throughout the year if they can afford it, get an exemption, or pay a fee. You must enroll in coverage during open enrollment. If you miss your insurance type’s enrollment period you may have other options.

Vision Insurance

Affordable Care Act Vision Coverage Vision insurance generally isn’t covered under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare).  However, pediatric eye care is a required benefit included on all plans that qualify as minimum essential coverage under the ACA. Even though adult vision coverage isn’t a required benefit of ObamaCare, “vision health” is still an important aspect of…

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…