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Join GoHealth’s Scott Sullivan at the 2015 IHC Forum and Expo

Scott Sullivan, Senior Vice President of Sales & Business Development, will join leading experts on private exchanges at the Institute for HealthCare Consumerism’s Sixth Annual IHC Forum & Expo in Atlanta from June 23 to 25. Sullivan will speak on a panel about defined contribution and the private exchange, which is scheduled for Thursday, June […]

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How to add your baby to your health plan

Congratulations on your new baby! While you are figuring out the whole parenting thing, it is also very important to make sure that your little one has proper health coverage.  Welcoming a child qualifies you for a Special Enrollment Period, a short window of time to sign up for health insurance. However, the clock starts […]

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June is LGBT Pride Month!

It’s finally June, which means two important things: We’re inching closer and closer to the summer season, and we’ve also reached the celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender rights. June is LGBT Pride Month, and with that comes great awareness of the new and improved health care benefits for the LGBT community. The below infographic highlights how the […]

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World No Tobacco Day: How is smoking affecting my health insurance costs?

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is an initiative run by the World Health Organization (WHO) to inform the public about the dangers of using tobacco and the widespread prevalence of tobacco use. Today, people across the globe are encouraged to abstain from all tobacco products in order to spread this important health message. And for […]

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If I have short-term health insurance, can I still get fined?

Short-term health insurance provides a temporary solution to fill gaps in your health coverage. If you miss Open Enrollment, a short-term plan will fill the gap until the next Open Enrollment Period begins, so your financial security is not jeopardized if you get sick or injured. Short-term health insurance is a good choice for people […]

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Can my prescription deductible be separate from my medical deductible?

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 45 percent of Marketplace Silver plans offered in 2015 had separate prescription and medical deductibles. Do you know if your plan has separate medical and prescription deductibles? More importantly, do you know what a deductible is? Let’s start with the basics. A deductible is the amount of money you […]

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Special health insurance enrollment opportunities

Outside of Open Enrollment, you can only purchase a major medical health insurance if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP). Most SEPs are granted for Qualifying Life Events, such as getting married, having a baby, or moving to a new state.  However, there are also some complex cases that may give you the opportunity […]

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Celebrate your health with National Women’s Health Week!

National Women’s Health Week kicked off on Mother’s Day and runs through May 16, and there’s no better time to work toward being your healthiest you. The goal of National Women’s Health Week is to empower women to make their health a priority and to help women understand what steps they can take to improve […]

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Moving? Here’s your health insurance checklist.

Most people understand the stresses that can potentially accompany a big move: finding a good school district for your kids, adjusting to a new neighborhood, settling in to a new routine, and obviously packing up your whole life into a few boxes. Even with all of these changes, it’s important to put your health insurance […]

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Health insurance options for recent graduates

Are you about to graduate from college? In addition to getting a job, finding a place to live, and generally figuring out what you want to do with your life, you may also find yourself struggling with how to obtain health insurance. Fortunately, recent graduates have choices when it comes to enrolling in a health plan. One […]

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