Biden Administration Extends ACA Open Enrollment Period!

The Biden Administration is doing all it can to encourage Americans to sign up for health insurance, including extending enrollment periods and subsidies. And now, because the Covid Special Enrollment Period that ended in August was so successful (3 million Americans signed up for health insurance during that time!) President Biden has decided to extend…

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Health Insurance Open Enrollment FAQ

The Open Enrollment Period for health insurance is a very important time, when you can change or enroll in a health insurance plan for coverage beginning the following year. It runs from November 1 to December 15, and is the only time during the year when you can purchase a plan, unless you qualify for…

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How To Switch Plans During The Open Enrollment Period

Not happy with your health insurance plan? Looking to make a change during this year’s Open Enrollment Period? Well, now is the time to make the switch to a plan that better suits your needs - you only have from November 1st to December 15th to do so! But we get it, health insurance can…

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If You Missed The Covid Special Enrollment Period, You’ve Got Another Chance To Sign Up!

Life can get pretty hectic, so it’s totally understandable if you missed out on the Covid-19 Special Enrollment Period, which ran from February to August of this year, and allowed Americans to sign up for health insurance outside of the usual Open Enrollment Period. But if you’re kicking yourself for not changing your plan or…

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The Complete Guide to Open Enrollment for Employers

It’s here! Open Enrollment for your group health insurance plan has come around again, running from November 1 - December 15. Now is the time when you can choose new benefits, or review and change existing health insurance benefits for your employees, and we get it: this time of year can be hectic and stressful,…

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What Information Will You Need in Order To Enroll in a Health Insurance Plan for 2022?

The Health Insurance Open Enrollment Period, or ACA Open Enrollment Period, begins on November 1st and runs through December 15 in most states, or through January in a select number of states. You can change your healthcare plan during this time, or if you don’t have health insurance, this is the time of year to…

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2021 Special Enrollment Period Is Almost Over! Look Into A Plan Now!

The Open Enrollment Period for purchasing health insurance on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace is usually only from November 1 - December 15, unless you experience a qualifying life event. But this year, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Biden Administration opened up a Special Enrollment Period so Americans would have the…

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Covid-Related Health Insurance Special Enrollment Extended!

President Biden, in his first weeks in office, implemented some major policies meant to offer relief during the coronavirus pandemic. One of the things he did was open a COVID-related Special Enrollment Period that is allowing Americans to enroll in Marketplace health insurance plans or change their plans without experiencing a qualifying life event. The…

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Individual State Health Insurance Taxes To Watch Out For

It’s tax time again! In addition to the federal and state taxes you are required to pay, this year you might find yourself getting hit with a tax penalty for not having health insurance. But how? After all, after multiple court battles, the health insurance mandate penalty, also known as the individual mandate penalty, was…

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COVID Special Health Insurance Enrollment Period Now Open Through May

Many Americans have lost their jobs, have had to change jobs, and are simply struggling financially because of the coronavirus pandemic. Some have lost their health insurance or are now underinsured. In an effort to help, President Biden issued an Executive Order on January 28 that will provide a COVID-related Special Enrollment Period (SEP) beginning…

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Open Enrollment For New Yorkers Extended Until March 31

The coronavirus pandemic has not only created hardship for many Americans, but it has also created a greater need for access to affordable healthcare. The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, is showing that he sympathizes, announcing on January 21 that the Open Enrollment Period for applying for health insurance in the state’s Marketplace has…

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Missed Open Enrollment? Consider A Short-Term Plan

Was your fall so busy with work and holiday prep that you totally missed Open Enrollment? The Open Enrollment Period began November 1 and ended December 15, and, for some, a little over a month to sign up for health insurance is barely enough time! You were probably too busy to even begin researching plans,…

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Preparing For Health Insurance Open Enrollment: Tips To Save Money

The Health Insurance Open Enrollment Period is over. To get the most savings, this year take a deep dive into all the plans available in your area, instead of just renewing your health insurance plan out of habit. If you use the following tips, you might find that there is a plan that covers all…

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Preparing For Health Insurance Open Enrollment: Added Healthcare

Health insurance plans change from year to year. Sometimes prices will change, and coverage will change: some things will no longer be covered, and some benefits will be added to your plan. As you look into plans for next year, you might find some newly added healthcare benefits are now included, like telemedicine, which is…

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Preparing For Health Insurance Open Enrollment: Employer Checklist for Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for health insurance has begun. This period gives employers and employees the opportunity to change their benefit options, and many companies use this time to review their employees’ health insurance plans to see if they can find ways to save money or improve coverage. The opportunity for business owners to save money during…

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Preparing For Health Insurance Open Enrollment: 2021 ACA Premium Rates

Open Enrollment begins on November 1, and the 2021 premium rates for ACA plans have now been announced. Rates will be increasing slightly, because insurance companies have had to shoulder the costs of the free coronavirus testing and treatments mandated by Congress. This no-cost testing and treatment has left insurers with a $103 billion dollar…

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Renewing Your Health Insurance? Here Are Some Helpful Tips

It’s easy to simply purchase a health insurance plan, get comfortable with it, and not review it at the end of your year-long policy period. But if you automatically renew your plan and don't look at other options, you could be missing out on savings, or a plan that provides more coverage. When you receive…

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Preparing For Health Insurance Open Enrollment: 2021 Health Insurance Enrollment CheckList

Open Enrollment is less than 2 weeks away (November 1- December 15), so make sure you’re prepared! Whether you are enrolling in an individual health insurance plan for the first time, renewing your current plan, or seeking to change your current plan, follow the checklist below. Going through these steps will help you better understand…

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