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
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
If, for whatever reason, you decide not to purchase coverage in 2014, you can use the calculator on this page to determine the size of the penalty you would pay. But here’s the good news: You may not even need to worry about a tax penalty.
August 23, 2012
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