If you live in Washington DC, Virginia Medical Plans can help you choose and enroll in an individual or family health insurance plan. If you’re eligible for a subsidy to help pay for coverage, we can also help you collect your subsidy. Enrollment in DC plans is done through DC’s health insurance marketplace: https://www.dchealthlink.com. You can browse available plans without creating an account, but we recommend you create an account
Buying 2017 Health Insurance in Washington, DC
If you live in Washington DC, Virginia Medical Plans can help you choose and enroll in an individual or family health insurance plan for 2017. If you’re eligible for a subsidy to help pay for coverage, we can also help you collect your subsidy. Enrollment in DC plans is done through DC’s health insurance marketplace: https://www.dchealthlink.com. You can browse available plans without creating an account, but we recommend you create
Gearing Up for Open Enrollment
As summer winds down, at Virginia Medical Plans, we are gearing up… for open enrollment, that is! What is Open Enrollment? Open enrollment, arguably our busiest time of the year, is a set time period when anyone can purchase or change individual or family health insurance, for any reason. Outside the dates of open enrollment, you can purchase or change plans only if you have a qualifying event. When is
King v. Burwell — What Will Happen?
It’s the middle of June. And while that may have you dreaming of flip flops, sunglasses, and summer, here at Virginia Medical Plans (and in the circles we travel), all eyes are on the King v. Burwell case. By the end of this month we should know whether or not the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will strike down subsidies on the federal health insurance exchange based on
Special Enrollment Period for the Uninsured During Tax Season
Most Americans must have health insurance. It’s the law. But as the 2014 tax filing season gets underway, you may be caught off guard by an extra tax of $95 or more due with your 2014 tax return. That’s because if you went for three consecutive months or more during 2014 without health insurance, you will be hit with a penalty tax (unless you are exempt). Here is the amount
King v. Burwell — Will the Supreme Court Do Away with Subsidies?
If you live in Virginia, an upcoming Supreme Court decision may have you wondering if your health insurance subsidy is in jeopardy. Last year several lawsuits were brought against the government challenging the authority of the IRS to distribute health insurance subsidies to people who buy their coverage on the federal exchange (aka healthcare.gov). The issue was whether or not the language in the Affordable Care Act — which refers
Buying Health Insurance Effective January 1 2015 – What You Need to Know
Can I Still Get Health Insurance Effective January 1, 2015? The answer is maybe. Although the deadline has passed for most people to secure 1/1 coverage, an exception is made when a qualifying event triggers a special enrollment period. One such qualifying event is the loss of minimum essential coverage. If your current 2014 policy is a pre-Affordable Care Act (ACA)-compliant plan (one which was in force and you renewed
Meeting the Dec 15 Deadline to be Covered by January 1, 2015
While we are closing in on the DECEMBER 15 DEADLINE to purchase JANUARY 1 COVERAGE — Please use our QUICK GUIDE to get started on enrollment right away. We are available by phone to help (703-707-8270 or 1-888-396-2341). Our email boxes are overflowing, so please — do not use email! Follow the steps in the guide to determine first if you will be eligible for a subsidy. From there,
Buying 2015 Health Insurance – Exchange or No Exchange?
Open Enrollment for 2015 health insurance has begun! You may be wondering — EXCHANGE or NO EXCHANGE? Should you go through your state’s health insurance exchange (in Virginia, the federal marketplace) or purchase coverage directly from a carrier? The good news is, whichever route you choose, Virginia Medical Plans can help, as we are an authorized broker both on the exchange (in Virginia and DC), and off the exchange for
Enrolling in 2015 Health Insurance with Assurant Health
Instructions for Enrolling in a 2015 Off-Exchange Policy with Assurant Health If you have not yet purchased 2015 health insurance, we can help! We are excited that Assurant Health is offering a national PPO network option for 2015. This means access to in-network care, nationwide. Assurant is offering nationwide access through Aetna’s national PPO network. If you are ready to enroll in an off-exchange plan with Assurant Health, click here
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