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What is a Qualifying Life Event?

Do you have a baby on the way? Can you hear wedding bells in the near future? What about a big move for you and your family? Life is full of big and unpredictable events, but there is always comfort in knowing that should one of these situations arise, it provides an opportunity to get the […]

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5 real-life life events that let you get Obamacare now

by Lauren Mandel and Adam Tock While you may have heard of Qualifying Life Events (QLEs) – the experiences that allow you to get health insurance outside of Open Enrollment – you may still be wondering how they could affect you. When “marriage” is listed as a QLE, what exactly would that mean if you […]

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Five Life Events that Let You Buy Obamacare After The Deadline

If you missed the deadline to purchase Obamacare, you may have another chance. It all depends on your situation. The health care law outlines “qualifying life events” which are life changes that make a person eligible for a special enrollment period to obtain major medical health insurance. Here are the qualifying life events that could […]

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Getting health coverage outside of Open Enrollment

by Brooke Jarchow If you missed the deadline to purchase health coverage, you may be eligible to find a plan outside of Open Enrollment depending on your situation. If you experience a Qualifying Life Event, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP), which means you have 60 days from the time of the life […]

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Finding health coverage after early retirement

by Brooke Jarchow Retirement is supposed to be one of the most relaxing times of your life, but it’s not without its challenges, especially if you retire early. One of the biggest obstacles when retiring before age 65 is finding affordable health insurance. It can be expensive and time consuming to find the coverage you need […]

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Your health insurance deadline is today

by Brooke Jarchow Today is January 31, marking the deadline to enroll in health insurance coverage for 2017. If you choose not to enroll in a health care plan today, you will not be able to enroll until the next Open Enrollment Period unless you have a Qualifying Life Event before then. If you have […]

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Re-enroll in health coverage before the deadline

by Brooke Jarchow January 31 is just around the corner, which means the deadline for securing health insurance for 2017 is approaching quickly. If you miss the final deadline, you won’t be able to enroll in health insurance until the next Open Enrollment Period, unless you have a Qualifying Life Event before that time. To secure […]

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Your first health insurance deadline for 2017

by Brooke Jarchow Open Enrollment, the period of time when Americans can get health insurance regardless of their health history, officially ends January 31, 2017. However, December 15, 2016 is the most important date to remember for securing coverage in 2017. If you enroll in a health plan on or before December 15, your coverage […]

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Moving this summer? You could get new health insurance

by Jenny Fliegel The average person will move almost 12 times during his or her lifetime. That’s a lot of boxes, a lot of packing tape, and a lot of things to think about during each move. There may be a lot on your mind, but if there’s one thing to prioritize it’s health coverage. […]

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Student health coverage options after graduation

by Jenny Fliegel The stress and excitement of graduating college can be overwhelming. Your life suddenly turns into a constant balancing act, and thinking about health insurance might be pushed toward the bottom of your to-do list. But, luckily, recent college graduates do have options when it comes to their health insurance coverage. Fortunately, Obamacare […]

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