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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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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 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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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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