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Review Obamacare metal levels to understand your plan costs




by Lauren Mandel and Adam Tock Now that Open Enrollment is in full swing, you may have started browsing for health plans. Have you noticed metals – like Silver and Bronze – next to the plan options? There’s an important reason for this. While these metal levels have little to do with the quality of […]

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How to save more money and get better Obamacare benefits




by Lauren Mandel Open Enrollment for individual health insurance officially begins today, and while you may think you’re set with your current health plan, we’re here to tell you why it’s important to actively return to shop this year. We’re now in the fourth year of Open Enrollment, and like any other new law or policy implementation, […]

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Obamacare sticker shock may not be what it seems thanks to tax credits




by Lauren Mandel Recently released Obamacare rates are yet another example of why we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. On the surface, Obamacare rates for 2017 seem to have skyrocketed compared to past years of Open Enrollment. However, the rates alone don’t tell the full story. A piece published by NPR outlines that while […]

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5 easy ways to find the right Obamacare plan




by Lauren Mandel On November 1, the fourth year of Obamacare Open Enrollment officially begins. Many of you may already have an Obamacare plan from last year, while others have never had to shop for individual coverage. No matter your situation, the most important thing is that you find a health plan and stay covered. Wouldn’t […]

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Why are men more likely to be uninsured than women?




by Catherine Tims The Affordable Care Act has helped lower premiums for the elderly, and women in particular have benefited from the health law. But why are so many men still uninsured? Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the number of uninsured Americans is at an all-time low. According to a recent survey, 20 million more people are […]

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How can we improve veteran health insurance options?




by Catherine Tims The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) is long overdue for an update. There’s a plan for doing just that, and it’s sitting in Congress right now. But is health insurance for veterans included? The VA has faced its fair share of criticism when it comes to helping war veterans here at […]

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How millennials could help decide the future of Obamacare




by Jenny Fliegel The fourth Open Enrollment under the Affordable Care Act is just a few months away, and changes are still being made to the controversial health law. However, no matter your views on Obamacare, it’s clear the law has changed the health care industry. But could the enrollment of one group – specifically […]

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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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Why the American people are happy with Obamacare




by Lauren Mandel & Adam Tock

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What getting pregnant means for your health insurance




by Lauren Mandel Growing your family or even thinking about the possibility is a big decision that can change so many aspects of your life, including how you access health care. To help you learn more, we rounded up a few of the most important things you need to know about health care for your newborn, […]

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