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13 qualifying life events that trigger ACA special enrollment
Outside of open enrollment, a special enrollment period allows you to enroll in an ACA-compliant plan (on or off-exchange) if you experience a qualifying life event.

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Finalized federal rule reduces total duration of short-term health plans to 4 months
A finalized federal rule will impose new nationwide duration limits on short-term limited duration insurance (STLDI) plans. The rule – which applies to plans sold or issued on or after September 1, 2024 – will limit STLDI plans to three-month terms, and to total duration – including renewals – of no more than four months.
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Domestic partner health insurance: a coverage option for unmarried couples

June 20, 2024 – If you’re in a relationship deemed a domestic partnership, access to your domestic partner’s health insurance, or their access to…

Finalized federal rule reduces total duration of short-term health plans to 4 months photo

Finalized federal rule reduces total duration of short-term health plans to 4 months

June 6, 2024 – A finalized federal rule will impose new nationwide duration limits on short-term limited duration insurance (STLDI) plans. The rule…

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What consumers need to know about unauthorized Marketplace plan changes

May 20, 2024 – In recent weeks, we’ve seen news reports of Marketplace enrollees’ coverage being switched without their knowledge. Here's what…

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Enrollment in 2024 Marketplace health plans during open enrollment reaches record high

April 30, 2024 – During the open enrollment period for 2024 health coverage, more than 21.4 million people enrolled in private qualified health plans (QHPs)…

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Health insurance for the unemployed

April 26, 2024 – When it comes to obtaining health insurance for the self employed, consumers have several coverage options to consider, including ACA…

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Six ways federal rule changes might affect Marketplace enrollees

April 23, 2024 – Federal health insurance rule changes that take effect for coverage in 2025 (and beyond) could affect Marketplace enrollment, essential…

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Where Medicaid unwinding and disenrollments stand at the one-year mark

April 22, 2024 – Here’s a look at what’s been happening with disenrollments that resulted from Medicaid unwinding – and also a look at the…

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6 lessons Mary Lou Retton’s health scare can teach us about coverage

January 23, 2024 – Mary Lou Retton’s health scare story included some important lessons for consumers, many of whom may assume that the celebrity’s health…

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HMO vs PPO vs POS vs EPO: What’s the difference?

January 3, 2024 – The type of managed care your health plan falls under affects your healthcare costs and plan benefits – including access to medical…

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Over 9 million Medicaid beneficiaries disenrolled as redeterminations continue

October 25, 2023 – Seven months after states received authorization to start Medicaid redeterminations, the process is proceeding mostly as expected, with…

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50 populations whose lives are better thanks to the ACA

September 21, 2023 – Millions of Americans would have worse health insurance – or none at all – without Obamacare's provisions. But the law's protections…

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How Friday Health Plans insolvency will affect policyholders in five states

July 18, 2023 – Friday Health Plans, which offers coverage in five states, is winding down its business operations. And in at least four of those states,…