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Category Archives: Individual Health Insurance

Top unanswered questions regarding an Obamacare repeal




by Brooke Jarchow Uncertainty continues to linger over the Trump administration’s notion to repeal and replace Obamacare. President Trump, newly-confirmed health secretary Tom Price, and others are still divided when it comes to how to pay for a replacement plan, how much of Obamacare to repeal, and other important details. It’s clear that before moving forward […]

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The majority of physicians support the Affordable Care Act




by Brooke Jarchow With over 20 million people at risk to lose health insurance coverage should the Affordable Care Act be repealed by the Trump administration, we turn to primary care physicians to hear their views on the Affordable Care Act and the potential repeal of the law. The views of primary care physicians are […]

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Activate your health coverage by paying your premium




by Brooke Jarchow If you enrolled in health insurance for 2017, make sure to pay your monthly premium in order to activate your coverage for the year. A premium is a payment to your health insurance provider that is typically charged on a monthly basis. These payments keep your coverage active, similar to paying your […]

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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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Obamacare and mental health coverage share an uncertain future




by Brooke Jarchow Tomorrow, President-elect Donald Trump will take office as the next President of the United States. The President-elect made a list of promises for his first 100 days in office, including a promise to “immediately deliver a full repeal of Obamacare“. Despite revealing few details of a replacement plan so far, Trump has also […]

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This is the most asked question regarding health insurance:




by Brooke Jarchow There seem to be endless questions regarding health insurance and health care terminology. However, understanding the difference between deductibles, copayments, coinsurance, and cost-sharing can help you understand when and how much you will have to pay for health care. Not-so-coincidentally, the most common question regarding health care coverage is, “What is my deductible […]

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New Year, new coverage: How to secure coverage before Open Enrollment ends




by Brooke Jarchow If you have not yet signed up for health insurance, the deadline to sign up for coverage that begins January 1, 2017 has passed. However, Open Enrollment continues until January 31, 2017 so you can still enroll in coverage.  While your coverage may not begin until at least February depending on when you […]

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Get involved (and get covered!) on National Youth Enrollment Day




by Lauren Mandel Did you know 1 out of every 5 young adults still doesn’t have health insurance? That statistic seems alarming, especially considering the help and tax credits currently available to most Americans. If you’re like us – and Get Covered America – and you want to see more young adults enrolled in health coverage, now […]

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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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