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How are term life insurance and permanent life insurance different?




by Brooke Jarchow In the event of a tragedy, having life insurance could help financially protect your family. Choosing which type of life insurance is right for you and your family can depend on many personal factors, including your family’s current financial needs, any future financial obligations, and more. Below, we help explain the differences […]

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Your introduction to life insurance




by Brooke Jarchow Life insurance can be considered an important risk management tool for families. It can prepare you for the uncertain future and ensure your family is left without financial burden. However, due to its complexity, people are often confused by life insurance, which may even lead them to avoid securing a policy. While […]

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How to save money at the doctor’s office or in a hospital




by Brooke Jarchow If you’ve ever been hit with unexpected medical bills after visiting your doctor or a hospital, this article is for you. When seeing a doctor, you are likely being billed for each visit or procedure, which can add up quickly. However, it’s important to remember that you are the consumer and you […]

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Short-Term Coverage: What is it, and how do I enroll?




  by Brooke Jarchow If you miss Open Enrollment and do not qualify for a Special Enrollment Period, you still have coverage options. Short-term insurance plans allow you to fill in coverage gaps until the next Open Enrollment Period.  While short-term plan details differ from major medical plans, short-term insurance can still give you health care […]

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Getting health coverage outside of Open Enrollment




by Brooke Jarchow If you missed the deadline to purchase health coverage, you may be eligible to find a plan outside of Open Enrollment depending on your situation. If you experience a Qualifying Life Event, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP), which means you have 60 days from the time of the life […]

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Finding health coverage after early retirement




by Brooke Jarchow Retirement is supposed to be one of the most relaxing times of your life, but it’s not without its challenges, especially if you retire early. One of the biggest obstacles when retiring before age 65 is finding affordable health insurance. It can be expensive and time consuming to find the coverage you need […]

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How an Obamacare repeal could affect employer-based coverage




by Brooke Jarchow Two weeks ago, Republicans unveiled their first draft of a replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act, called American Health Care Act.  While there is still no confirmation of how much the replacement plan could cost, its proposed changes could leave millions without health insurance. Those who get health insurance through the open […]

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How would the American Health Care Act be different from Obamacare?




by Lauren Mandel After months of anticipation, Republicans finally released their proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act last night, something they’re officially calling the American Health Care Act. But how exactly does the new American Health Care Act differ from the Affordable Care Act? We’re outlining a few key facts you should know about […]

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How to use your Obamacare plan




by Brooke Jarchow Now that you have health insurance, you should be able to access the coverage you need when you need it. Even if you don’t need to see a doctor today, it’s important to activate your coverage so you can take advantage of its benefits in the future. There are many ways to take […]

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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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