All about state health insurance exchanges

We take a look at the state health insurance exchanges required by the Affordable Care Act.


Qualifying events that can get you coverage

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

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Obamacare's essential benefits

Health reform’s 10 essential benefits

The ACA specifies ten benefits be included in all health insurance plans sold on each state’s health insurance exchange. Any new plan sold to individuals or small groups must cover the essential benefits as of Jan. 1, 2014, even if the plan is not offered through an exchange.

December 21, 2011

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Compare medical insurance companies.

Evaluating health insurance companies

Before you start seeking health insurance quotes, it’s prudent to take a look at the health insurance companies and their potential service to you as a consumer.

October 1, 2013

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health insurance exchanges

Know your health insurance exchanges

The ACA-created health insurance exchanges will be up and running in days, and while anticipation is running high, so is confusion. If you’ve been paying attention to health reform news over the last few years, you’ve no doubt heard about the health insurance exchanges. You’ve probably also heard about the Small Business Health Options (SHOP) […]

September 23, 2013

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What is a health insurance exchange?

Each exchange will operate a toll-free help hotline and set up a Navigator program to help consumers understand and purchase coverage. Exchanges will certify which individual are exempt from the individual mandate. Health insurance exchanges are set to launch across the United States on October 1 and bring radical change to how people shop for […]

August 20, 2013

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