While the Affordable Care Act has greatly expanded coverage for millions of Americans – people with cancer cannot be denied coverage or charged more due to pre-existing conditions – a cancer diagnosis will still require a significant amount of medical care and expenses that can go far beyond what your health insurance covers.
July 18, 2014
Lawmakers in Rhode Island are considering whether or not to switch from the state run exchange (HealthSourceRI) to a federally-facilitated marketplace run by HHS.
May 26, 2014
Now that open enrollment has ended – and the extensions have passed in most states – the ability to purchase individual health insurance will be very limited for the next several months. For most people, the options will be limited to policies that are not regulated by the ACA. This includes short-term insurance, some limited-benefit plans, accident supplements, critical/specific-illness policies, dental/vision plans, and medical discount plans.
April 28, 2014
Even if you missed the general open enrollment, you could still have an opportunity to enroll in an ACA-compliant plan this year if you experience a qualifying event. In that case, you have a special open enrollment period – generally 60 days – during which you can enroll in a new plan on or off-exchange, or switch to a different plan.
May 20, 2014