Open enrollment to buy major medical insurance under the Affordable Care Act kicked off — without much apparent fanfare — on November 1st. It’s the one time during the year when people without access to other forms of health insurance, like a job-based plan or a government program, can buy private, comprehensive coverage.  With two… Continue Reading ›

With the recent election and an ongoing pandemic to worry about — not to mention the rapidly approaching holiday season — you may not realize that open enrollment for health insurance started earlier this month. The annual signup period to get major medical benefits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) kicked off on November 1st… Continue Reading ›

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 ›

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 ›

We’re a week away from Medicare Open Enrollment, the one time during the year that everyone with a current Medicare plan can make changes to their coverage for the next year. If you need a refresher on what you can do during open enrollment, head over to our recent post on that subject for a… Continue Reading ›

With a little over a month until open enrollment for health insurance starts in the U.S., it’s time to start thinking about your coverage for next year. You might have heard that you can save money using a premium tax credit or “subsidy.”  It’s true. A premium subsidy can help lower the cost of health… Continue Reading ›