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Choose telemedicine for your family’s health care needs

by Lauren Mandel Moms and dads: Do you have a son or daughter who routinely uses your sleeve as a tissue? What about a child (probably soon-to-be multiple children) with the chicken pox? Does it seem like your little ones are home sick more than they’re in school? It’s inevitable that with blustery winds and […]

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GoHealth answers your top 13 Obamacare questions

by Lauren Mandel Now that Open Enrollment is over, you’d think the confusion surrounding Obamacare would dissipate, right? Not quite. You guys still have questions. A lot of them. And if one person has a question about their health plan activation or how to use their coverage, we bet a few more of you also […]

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How do I pay my Obamacare premiums?

by Lauren Mandel If you enrolled in health insurance for 2016, have you paid your first month’s premium? And if not, how do you pay? Let’s start with the basics: What is a premium? A premium is the amount of money you pay to your health insurance provider every month (sometimes less often) to keep […]

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9 covered health care services you may not know about

by Lauren Mandel By now, it’s clear that all Americans need to have health insurance. However, what may be less clear is what health care services your plan actually covers. There are some covered health care services you may already know about, like yearly doctor visits. But we’ve taken a look at 9 of the lesser-known health care services […]

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What to Know Before Obamacare Open Enrollment Ends

by Lauren Mandel It’s finally here: the last weekend of 2016 Obamacare Open Enrollment. What does that mean for you? It means if you don’t have health insurance by now, you better hurry up and get it before Sunday night’s deadline. As a reminder, all Americans are required by law to have health insurance or […]

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Last chance to avoid the Obamacare tax penalty

by Lauren Mandel We’ve explained the tax penalty before, but now is the time when the potential consequences of going uninsured might start to feel real. There are just a few days left of Obamacare Open Enrollment, which means if you have yet to enroll in a 2016 health plan, you only have a few weeks […]

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Encouraging Obamacare enrollments on National Youth Enrollment Day

by Lauren Mandel Nearly 1 in 5 young adults doesn’t have health insurance coverage. As we near the end of Open Enrollment, and in celebration of National Youth Enrollment Day, we explain how important it is for that 20 percent to enroll in a health plan, before it’s too late. Many of you might be […]

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5 Next Steps For After You Enroll in Obamacare

by Lauren Mandel If you already have health insurance for 2016, congratulations! You enrolled well before the Open Enrollment deadline. But now that you have a plan, do you know how to use its benefits once it becomes active? Using health insurance correctly can be confusing, from choosing an in-network doctor to making your first […]

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Automatically re-enrolled in Obamacare? You still have options.

by Lauren Mandel Were you automatically re-enrolled in your 2015 Obamacare plan for the upcoming year? You’re not alone: An estimated 2.4 million of the 6 million Marketplace consumers who renewed their coverage were automatically re-enrolled in their current plan. If this happened to you, why did it happen? And can you still change your plan […]

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4 ways to protect your eye health this January

by Lauren Mandel January means the start of a new year and also the start of National Eye Care Month. Your eyes may be small, but good eye health is vital to maintaining a positive, happy lifestyle. We have four ways you can prioritize your eye health this January to ensure your vision is protected […]

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