The open enrollment to buy major medical insurance — aka marketplace coverage — runs from November 1st through December 15th this year. It’s a deadline that’s set by the federal government and applies to every state that participates in the federal exchange at Healthcare.gov. But if you’re in a state that runs its own health… Continue Reading ›

If you’re transitioning from military to civilian life, then you’ve likely got a lot on your plate. But healthcare coverage should be one of your top priorities. Health insurance for veterans comes in a variety of forms. Understanding the options will help you figure out which one makes sense for you. VA Health Care VA… Continue Reading ›

You’ve no doubt seen the stickers flooding your social media feeds over the last few weeks. As more and more of your peers — and parents, coworkers, mentors and favorite celebrities — cast their votes in the 2020 election, you may feel inspired by civic duty or disgusted by the options waiting for you on… Continue Reading ›

It’s been a weird year for healthcare — and that’s putting it mildly. Understandably, the global health crisis took over health headlines in early spring and hasn’t let up.  Other pressing healthcare topics — like prescription drug prices, legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act, surprise medical billing and even the opioid crisis — got… Continue Reading ›

Candy reigns supreme on Halloween, and a few sweet treats throughout the day probably won’t do much lasting damage for most people. But if you’re trying to supplement the all-day sugarfest with some much-needed nutrients, you’re in luck. There are lots of ways to get creative with your Halloween treats at home. Bonus: adults and… Continue Reading ›

From the pandemic to protests to wildfires, the events of this year have brought people together but also highlighted deep divides throughout the country. It’s more important than ever to make your voice heard. And voting is the best way to do it. As the virus rages across the nation, though, your standard voting practices… Continue Reading ›

Consumers can expect more carriers and lower premiums during open enrollment 2020, per newly released data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The agency reports a 2% drop in plan premiums for the second lowest-cost silver plan on the federal exchange for next year. The second lowest-cost silver plan is used as… Continue Reading ›