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Take Advantage of Preventive Care Services

Individual health plans purchased through the marketplace must now cover a certain set of preventive care services at no additional cost to the individual. This means that if you have a health plan and choose to take advantage of one of these services, your health insurance provider will absorb the entire cost of care. This […]

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Should my fiancé and I share health insurance coverage?

Wedding planning can be overwhelming and filled with many difficult choices. As you are choosing between different centerpieces and color schemes, don’t forget to make important decisions to protect the future of your health.   Can I still enroll in health insurance? Getting married is considered a Qualifying Life Event, which gives couples the unique opportunity […]

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Does My Health Insurance Work Abroad?

Planning a trip to Milan for the World Expo? What about Southeast Asia for a beach getaway? When you’re planning your vacation, one of the last things you’re probably thinking about is your health coverage. As much as you don’t want to dwell on the negative, it’s important to ask yourself tough questions now to […]

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Preparing for your new baby

Are you expecting a child? Congratulations! Now that you have a new baby on the way, it’s important to pay attention to your health insurance needs and what assistance is available to your growing family. Under the Affordable Care Act, all health insurance plans must cover the 10 Essential Health Benefits, including maternity and newborn […]

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Exemptions From the Tax Penalty

It was recently announced that certain people have one last chance to get health insurance. If you are one of the millions of Americans still without coverage, you can either take advantage of this special enrollment period or face a fine. The tax penalty for not having health insurance in 2016 will be 2.5% of […]

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Take Advantage of the 10 Essential Health Benefits

In the United States, a 15 minute, nine-mile ambulance ride could cost over $1,700. Treating pesky spring allergies with Nasonex could cost $108. And replacing an Asthma inhaler could cost over $175. This is just a glimpse into the world of being an uninsured American. But thanks to the Affordable Care Act, all health plans are […]

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How much does it cost to have a baby?

Having a child can put a large dent in your finances – a dent that many people don’t necessarily plan for. Even if you do plan ahead when deciding to grow your family, you may still be surprised how much it costs to have a baby.    How much does it cost to have a […]

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Health Insurance Extension: Get Coverage With GoHealth Now!

If you still don’t have health insurance and you were not aware of the tax penalty for going uninsured until after Open Enrollment ended, you have one last chance to get coverage! From March 15 to April 30, you can get the health insurance you need. If you still choose to go uninsured, you will […]

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Do I qualify for a Special Enrollment Period?

If you missed the Open Enrollment deadline to purchase health insurance, you may have another chance to get covered. Outside of Open Enrollment, you can only obtain major medical health insurance if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period, which is granted for specific Qualifying Life Events. What is a Qualifying Life Event?  If you […]

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Start Using Your New Health Insurance Plan

Now that you have coverage, it’s time to start using it! Health insurance is not just for when you need it. It’s important to take a proactive approach to your health now. There are many ways you can take advantage of the benefits included in your coverage, which will help you stay healthy and save […]

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