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04/10/2019

2019 Open Enrollment Sees a Slight Drop in Signups Overall

The number of people who signed up for a health insurance plan through a federal or state exchange decreased 2.6 percent from 2018 to 2019, according to the final open enrollment tally released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Studies (CMS) on March 25. During the 2019 open enrollment period, just over 11.4 million people chose a plan on ... Read Full Article ›

11/06/2017

Options for health insurance in 2018

Open enrollment 2018 started on November 1 and runs through December 15. For anyone without job-based healthcare coverage or a plan through a government program (like Medicare, Medicaid or TRICARE), this is the one time of year when you can shop for health insurance. There are exceptions, of course, for those who experience qualifying life events and need a special ... Read Full Article ›

01/31/2017

Enrollment numbers this year, last year, all years.

Tallying the Numbers: Enrollment from 2013-2017  Since the Affordable Care Act opened up federal and state marketplaces in 2013, over 20 million people have gained health insurance through public and private options. To some, the success of a government program hinges on how many people – specifically, the people to whom the program is targeted – participate. In order to ... Read Full Article ›

01/31/2017

The ACA Biweekly snapshot of weeks 10 and 11

As the Affordable Care Act open enrollment season wraps up for 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is reporting a significant boost in signups. Over 8.8 million Americans have enrolled in a qualifying healthcare plan via the federal marketplace at HealthCare.gov, representing an increase of nearly 100,000 people during the same timeframe last year. President Donald Trump, ... Read Full Article ›

01/29/2017

Why Having Health Insurance Is Important

Having health insurance doesn’t always seem like a good deal, especially if you’re healthy and don’t plan on seeing the doctor much during the year. You may be tempted to skip out on coverage, choosing to pay the Obamacare penalty fine instead. But you should know that getting covered is an important tool in maintaining your overall quality of life ... Read Full Article ›

12/02/2016

Open Enrollment Bi-Weekly Snapshot

More than 2.1 million people have signed up for health insurance since the start of open enrollment on November 1 according to a bi-weekly snapshot released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Wednesday. During weeks three and four of enrollment, over 1.1 million people chose plans using the federal marketplace at HealthCare.gov. Most enrollees are returning customers. ... Read Full Article ›

11/09/2016

Should I Still Enroll in Health Insurance?

Enroll The 2016 Presidential Election concluded on November 8th with a stunning victory for Donald Trump. One of the platforms Trump ran on was that he would repeal and replace Obamacare. Right now, Americans are at the beginning of the 2017 Open Enrollment Period under Obamacare. Under Obamacare, every American must have health insurance or else they will face a ... Read Full Article ›

11/04/2016

First Day of 2017 Open Enrollment is a Success

Despite higher premium prices for next year, HealthCare.gov enrollment numbers were up by 50 percent on Tuesday, which marked the first day of the 2017 Obamacare open enrollment period. Over 60,000 applications were filed in six hours, which is double that of the first day of enrollment last year, per the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The benchmark ... Read Full Article ›

09/06/2016

CMS Proposes New Standards to Strengthen the Marketplace for 2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the proposed annual Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2018, intended to strengthen the Health Insurance Marketplace. CMS is officially issuing this rule as of September 6, 2016, addressing changes that have been underway in the last six months. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) law continues to evolve, and ... Read Full Article ›

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