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Category Archives: Individual Health Insurance

Prepare for Medicare Open Enrollment with GoHealth




This fall, consumers have another important date to remember: Medicare open enrollment. From Tuesday, October 15 until Saturday, December 7th, current Medicare beneficiaries or newly eligible individuals age 65 and up have the opportunity to enroll in coverage for the first time or change and upgrade their plans.   According to AARP, an average of […]

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Officials Warn Consumers to Beware Medicare Mix-up This Fall




As if educating millions of individuals on impending health insurance changes due this fall was not challenging enough, federal officials also worry about the effects these changes will have on the Medicare eligible population. This population is often more vulnerable to scams or being taken advantage of and could be left confused about the recent […]

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Unemployed? Think Twice Before Locking into COBRA




With health insurance marketplaces opening less than a month from now, individuals and families can look forward to new coverage options, all in one place. This is particularly good news for those who may have been recently unemployed or laid off and lacking health insurance. The current route taken by many individuals upon unemployment is […]

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Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan Changes




If you are currently enrolled in a Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP), there are certain changes that could affect your coverage. Originally established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the PCIP program was created to make health coverage available to people with pre-existing conditions until key components of the health law begin taking […]

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What Medicare Eligible Consumers Need to Know about Insurance in October




Officials throughout the United States are reminding seniors that they need to remember October 15 for Medicare Open Enrollment and not October 1st. This October is a big month for insurance in the United States. October 1 is the start of registration for individual health insurance through online insurance marketplaces. The registration runs until March […]

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What Health Care Reform Means for Immigrants




According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the current immigrant population of the United States is over 2.5 times more likely than natural citizens to be uninsured. Of the millions impacted by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) overhaul, how will provisions like the state-based health exchanges, individual mandate and Medicaid expansion affect the […]

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HHS Extends Key Health Benefits to Same-Sex Marriages




Today the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its first rule concerning health insurance since striking down the Defense of Marriage Act in June 2013. The new ruling clarifies that all Medicare Advantage beneficiaries, regardless of sexual orientation, will have equal access to coverage in a nursing home where their spouse lives. Prior […]

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What To Do If Your Employer Drops Spousal Coverage?




Although not required by law, many employer-sponsored health plans might offer spousal or dependent coverage as an added benefit to workers. However, due to the anticipated rising health insurance costs, several companies have announced they are dropping spousal coverage for employees. A survey by global professional services company Towers Watson reports that, “while surcharges for […]

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Back to School: A Student’s Guide to Health Insurance Post Health Care Reform




Students these days have something else besides school to study for – the health care law. The passage of the Affordable Care Act may present more health care options, but it also requires young adults to be more accountable for their health. The individual mandate of the health law requires that everyone (with some exceptions) […]

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GoHealth Positioned to Better Serve Health Insurance Shoppers for Reform




To better serve health insurance shoppers this fall, GoHealth has incorporated the top technology into its platform, creating an integrated shopping experience for consumers everywhere. Just today GoHealth confirmed an agreement with The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), enabling the company to aid the federal government and enroll millions of eligible Americans in […]

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