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

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

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What the Supreme Court ruling on ACA means for consumers, insurers and states

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

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Twenty-something, out of work, and losing sleep worrying about health insurance

April 27, 2021 – Out of work and about to age off of her mom's health insurance, Carolyn Kettig says she's been losing sleep over her prospects of finding… Read more

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What to expect when you’re expecting health insurance premium subsidies

April 26, 2021 – When and how you receive the premium subsidies made possible by the American Rescue Plan depends on where you live and other factors,… Read more

American Rescue Plan drives health insurance costs down for ‘young invincibles’ photo

American Rescue Plan drives health insurance costs down for ‘young invincibles’

March 25, 2021 – 'Young invincibles' are among the millions of Americans who will be able to find lower individual-market health insurance premiums and more… Read more

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Five ways the American Rescue Plan might slash your health insurance costs

March 18, 2021 – Thanks to the American Rescue Plan – signed last week by President Biden – premium subsidies are larger and available to more people in… Read more

American Rescue Plan delivers $0 Silver premiums to unemployed photo

American Rescue Plan delivers $0 Silver premiums to unemployed

March 11, 2021 – EDIT, November 22, 2021: The Build Back Better Act would temporarily extend the extra financial assistance for people receiving… Read more

How the COVID relief law will rescue marketplace plan buyers photo

How the COVID relief law will rescue marketplace plan buyers

March 10, 2021 – The American Rescue Plan Act includes a one-time provision that will rescue marketplace plan buyers from repayment of thousands of dollars… Read more