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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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What are my travel insurance options?




by Jenny Fliegel Planning on taking a trip to your dream destination in the near future? You might want to consider investing in a travel insurance plan. Travel insurance policies cover you for unexpected costs that occur before or during your trip, which can lower the costs coming out of your own pocket in return. […]

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It’s National Men’s Health Week!




Men, no more room for excuses: It’s time to get serious about your health.  Today marks the start of National Men’s Health Week, which strives to raise awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of diseases. It encourages all men and boys to make their health a priority. Although prevention and […]

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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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Take action now! Save money on the health insurance you have or the policy you need




Have health insurance? Or have you been meaning to enroll, but just have not gotten around to it yet? If the answer is yes to either of these questions, an important deadline is coming up for you. December 15, next Monday, is the final day to enroll in health insurance coverage so that you are covered […]

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