This week’s big news surrounding the Affordable Care Act was the Obama administration’s announcement of a partial extension to the March 31 deadline for enrolling in 2014 health insurance. Another extension? Sort of. Before you believe you now have longer to enroll, remember it is a partial extension. And in fact, the administration is careful to call it a special enrollment period rather than an extension. Who Can Enroll in
Enroll in 2014 Health Insurance by March 31
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Makes Health Insurance Mandatory for Most Americans Beginning January 1, 2014. Although January 1 has passed, there is still time to purchase health insurance for 2014 and avoid a penalty tax. But you must enroll by March 31. After that date, your next chance will be in November 2014, when open enrollment for 2015 coverage begins (unless you have a qualifying event before then that
What Should I do Before I Visit the Doctor in 2014?
January 2014 is here! You purchased new health insurance and you’re ready to visit the doctor, pharmacy, etc. for the first time. The only problem is, you have no paperwork from your carrier to show you’re covered. You are not alone. The technical glitches that plagued the online federal and state health insurance marketplaces have resulted in bigger problems for many Americans who thought they had signed up for a
How do I Calculate My Income to Find Out if I am Eligible for a Health Insurance Subsidy?
Under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), some Americans will be eligible for a subsidy to purchase health insurance through their state’s exchange (or the federal exchange for states like Virginia who have chosen not to run their own exchange). Eligibility for the subsidy is determined in part by household income, relative to the Federal Poverty Level. Click here for details. Some are wondering, however, how to calculate
December 23 Health Insurance Deadline Draws Near
December 23, 2013 is Almost Here It may feel like a race against the clock, but there is still time to enroll in health insurance by the December 23 deadline. Enrolling by that date will ensure you’re covered by January 1, 2014. What Should You do if You Have Not Gotten Health Insurance Yet? First of all, don’t panic! You still have a bit of time! (Note: Maryland residents
Purchasing Health Insurance on the Online Exchange in Virginia, Maryland, DC
UPDATE November, 2014 – The information in this post is from the 2014 Open Enrollment season. Please click here for help with purchasing 2015 health insurance on the Federal Health Insurance Exchange. Here is what you need to know to access the online health insurance exchanges in Virginia, Maryland, and DC. We have also included our broker information which, when entered into your online application, will allow you to benefit