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LAST DAY to enroll in health coverage!

Today – December 15, 2017 – is the last day to enroll in a major medical health insurance plan. If you’re a healthy individual, you may be questioning why you should get health insurance. However, even if you don’t get sick often, having health insurance could save you costs on routine checkups and preventive care. […]

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How do I avoid the tax penalty?

A recent GoHealth survey found that 95% of people don’t know the last date to enroll in health insurance coverage this year. If you miss the deadline, you may not be able to enroll in health insurance until next year, unless you experience a qualifying life event. It’s important to know the deadlines so you […]

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The Standoff: Health Benefit Plans vs. Short-Term Coverage

If you’re unable to enroll in major medical health insurance, you still have options. Two of the most common types of coverage are short-term coverage and health benefit plans. But which plan is right for you? Which plan will be the most affordable? Every situation is unique, so below we compare health benefit plans to […]

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Common Health Insurance Questions: How do I find a doctor in my network?

We’re about halfway through this year’s Open Enrollment Period, and it’s clear that everyone still has questions about health insurance. We turned to our health insurance experts to gather the most-asked consumer questions. To start, we’re going to focus on a big one: How do I find a doctor in my network? Below we explain […]

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How do I enroll in health insurance?

The 2018 Open Enrollment Period begins today! Remember, this year’s window to enroll in health coverage is six weeks shorter than last year. In order to find the cheapest plan available to you, you must enroll before December 15th. Worried you won’t be able to get coverage? Are you busy taking care of kids, working […]

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Are you getting the cheapest health plan available?

When you shop for health insurance, what’s the number one thing you consider before purchasing a plan? If you answered cost, you’re not alone: a recent GoHealth survey found that the number one thing holding individuals and families back from enrolling in health insurance was affordability. If you want health insurance coverage that begins as […]

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Can I get an Obamacare subsidy for 2018 coverage?

Open Enrollment for 2017-2018 health insurance coverage will start on November 1, lasting through December 15, 2017. One of the key features of Obamacare is the opportunity for eligible Americans to access lower costs. But with the changing landscape of the health care industry, are lower costs still available? And if so, how can you […]

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GoHealth answers top questions: Pre-existing conditions

With so much news focused on the potential changes to the health care system, consumers have many questions about the shortened 2018 Open Enrollment Period. In our new blog series, we’ll be answering your questions about health insurance, Open Enrollment and The Affordable Care Act.   If I have diabetes or another pre-existing condition, can […]

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A guide to health insurance for single parents

If you’re a single parent, you probably don’t get much time to yourself. You have your hands full with kids, your career, and running a household. While being a single parent can be overwhelming, you should prioritize finding health insurance to protect you and your kids in the future. Below is GoHealth’s guide to health […]

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How therapy can help kids cope with bullying

Over the past several years, modern-day bullying – cyberbullying – has increased due to easy access to the Internet and social media platforms. Bullying is most common for school aged children, and can greatly impact self-esteem and even interfere with social and intellectual development. If you suspect your child is being bullied, or that your […]

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