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ARP puts more ‘affordable’ in the Affordable Care Act photo

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

Are accumulators making you think twice about switching health plans? photo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, September 17, 2021: Although the COVID/American Rescue Plan special enrollment window on HealthCare.gov ended in mid-August,… 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

How the American Rescue Plan Act will boost marketplace premium subsidies photo

How the American Rescue Plan Act will boost marketplace premium subsidies

March 5, 2021 – There are several provisions in H.R. 1319  that are designed to make health coverage more accessible and affordable. Today we’re taking… Read more

The Scoop: health insurance news – February 24, 2021 photo

The Scoop: health insurance news – February 24, 2021

February 24, 2021 – In this edition Idaho is final state to open COVID-related enrollment window Bills under consideration in California, Maryland would… Read more

The Scoop: health insurance news – February 17, 2021 photo

The Scoop: health insurance news – February 17, 2021

February 17, 2021 – Headlines in this edition: COVID-related enrollment window starts in most states; CMS notifies states that Medicaid work requirements are… Read more

The Scoop: health insurance news – February 10, 2021 photo

The Scoop: health insurance news – February 10, 2021

February 10, 2021 – In every state except Idaho, a COVID-related special enrollment period will start on February 15. (In a few states, they're already… Read more