Published onSeptember 4, 2015
There are many options for health insurance for young adults. You can:
- Get covered by a parent's health insurance plan.
- Buy your own Marketplace insurance, with savings based on your income.
- Buy a catastrophic health plan — a type of insurance that has a low monthly premium but mainly protects you from worst-case scenarios.
- Get free or low-cost health coverage through Medicaid.
Published onAugust 21, 2015
If you’re getting ready to head back to college, don’t forget about putting one of the most important things on your college must-have list: health coverage.
Published onAugust 14, 2015
Summer is the most popular season for moving. But there are some things you can’t pack in boxes — like the peace of mind you get from having health insurance.
Published onAugust 7, 2015
No one plans to get sick or hurt, but most people need medical care – like a doctor visit, a prescription drug, a lab test, physical therapy, or counseling – at some point. These services can be expensive.
And if something happens that requires surgery or emergency medical care, it’s really important to have coverage. Fixing a broken leg can cost up to $7,500, and the average cost of a 3-day hospital stay is around $30,000.
The Health Insurance Marketplace® offers a variety of high-quality health coverage choices for routine and non-routine medical services that can work for your family and budget.
Published onJuly 31, 2015
If you have a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace®
and will soon have
eligibility, it’s not too soon to start planning for your coverage to switch.
If you have a Marketplace plan now, you can keep it until your Medicare coverage starts. Then, you can cancel the Marketplace plan without penalty.
Published onJuly 24, 2015
Medicare and Medicaid celebrate 50 years on July 30th!
In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicaid and Medicare into law. Medicare and Medicaid began as basic insurance programs for Americans without health insurance. Over the years they have continued to evolve, becoming the standard bearers for quality and innovation providing even more Americans with quality and affordable care.
Published onJuly 17, 2015
You’ve got questions; we’ve got answers. Read these 5 questions to learn more about dental coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace®
Published onJuly 10, 2015
If you’re a small business owner, you know how important it is to offer high-quality, affordable health and dental coverage that meets the needs of your business and your employees. The Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace
can help you do that by offering flexibility, choice, and the convenience of online application and account management.
Published onJuly 1, 2015
Thinking about moving, getting married, having a baby, or changing jobs? When you make big decisions in life, you may be eligible to buy or change Health Insurance Marketplace® coverage outside the yearly Open Enrollment Period.
Published onJune 26, 2015
Choosing a doctor is one of the most important decisions you'll make about your health care. Finding the right one can take a little work, but is well worth it. If you’ve already had your first visit with a primary care doctor under your new plan, ask yourself these 5 questions to make sure your doctor is the right one for you:
- Did you feel the doctor cared about your health and about you as a person?
- Did the doctor listen to you and address your needs?
- Did the doctor use words you could understand and talk to you in a way that made you feel comfortable?
- Was he or she respectful of your opinions, culture, and beliefs?
- Did you feel like you could ask questions at the appointment or call the doctor later with questions?