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Subsidy availability drives consumers to shop for health insurance

September 2, 2021 – Americans previously priced out of ACA coverage have been motivated by newfound eligibility for subsidies – and dramatic savings are… Read more

Lost your job? Here’s how to keep your health insurance or find new coverage now. photo

Lost your job? Here’s how to keep your health insurance or find new coverage now.

August 27, 2021 – Losing your job in 2021 doesn’t mean you have to go without health coverage. Here’s how to find coverage right… Read more

The COVID SEP ended in most states. The ARP is still making premiums more affordable. photo

The COVID SEP ended in most states. The ARP is still making premiums more affordable.

August 20, 2021 – The American Rescue Plan's enhancements to the Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will continue long after the end of the… Read more

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How new carriers in your marketplace could affect your coverage options

August 14, 2021 – More health insurance carriers are entering ACA's exchanges for 2022. Here's why you should pay attention to new health plans in your… Read more

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Six strategies for avoiding the Affordable Care Act’s coverage gap

August 13, 2021 – For low-income Americans seeking health coverage in states refusing to expand Medicaid, awareness of a minimum income requirement can make… Read more

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Longer enrollment tops list of proposed marketplace improvements

August 6, 2021 – The Biden administration's proposed rules aimed at ACA's health insurance exchanges would provide for 30 extra days of open enrollment,… Read more

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How to get your health insurance subsidy if you’ve been unemployed

August 1, 2021 – The subsidies that deliver $0 Silver premiums to those who have received unemployment this year take effect July 1, but you won't… Read more

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Why you should care about the August 15 special enrollment deadline

August 1, 2021 – Individual-market consumers hoping to take advantage of the ARP's enhanced health insurance subsidies need act before August 15 to lock in… Read more

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How the ARP makes marketplace health plans more affordable for older buyers

July 8, 2021 – If you're older, but not yet eligible for Medicare, the American Rescue Plan's subsidies could provide significant savings on individual… Read more

What today’s Supreme Court ruling on ACA means for consumers, insurers and states photo

What today’s Supreme Court ruling on ACA means for consumers, insurers and states

June 17, 2021 – The Supreme Court dismissed a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act today. Here's how the decision will affect consumers, health… Read more

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ARP puts more ‘affordable’ in the Affordable Care Act

June 9, 2021 – Two-thirds of uninsured Americans are eligible for subsidized health insurance – now more generously subsidized thanks to… Read more

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Are accumulators making you think twice about switching health plans?

May 14, 2021 – Some states are helping consumers take advantage of higher premium subsidies under the American Rescue Plan by not making them hit 'reset'… Read more