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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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South Dakota Medicaid expansion is underway

July 14, 2023 – South Dakota is the 39th state to expand Medicaid eligibility to cover low-income adults, with coverage that can take effect as early as…

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Are you losing Medicaid eligibility? Here’s what to do next.

July 5, 2023 – If you’re among the millions of Americans notified about potentially losing Medicaid eligibility in 2023 and 2024, learn how to avoid…

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ACA marketplace enrollment in 2022 plans surged at higher incomes

February 2, 2023 – The American Rescue Plan removed the income cap on ACA premium subsidies – and other subsidy boosts may pleasantly surprise enrollees,…

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Applying for ACA coverage? Know the ropes (between income levels).

November 28, 2022 – Understanding how small differences in projected income can have a large impact on your health plan costs can be key to obtaining…

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Four reasons to not wait until January to enroll in an ACA health plan

November 1, 2022 – Obamacare's 2023 open enrollment runs until January 15 in most states. Here's why you might want to enroll by December 15…

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Open enrollment for 2023 ACA coverage: what to expect

November 1, 2022 – Record-high enrollment in ACA-compliant plans is likely to continue this year. Here's…

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How will the Inflation Reduction Act help marketplace enrollees?

August 5, 2022 – The Inflation Reduction Act would extend ARP's health insurance subsidy enhancements – helping millions eligible for ACA marketplace…

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How I sought to stop worrying and love a Bronze plan

May 16, 2022 – For older enrollees with average-to-high income and some savings, low premium plans with high deductibles usually make…

Medicaid eligibility redeterminations will resume in 2023. Here’s what enrollees need to know. photo

Medicaid eligibility redeterminations will resume in 2023. Here’s what enrollees need to know.

April 26, 2022 – When the public health emergency ends, states will begin disenrolling millions from their Medicaid rolls. If you have Medicaid, here's why…

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Silver, Bronze, or Gold? Choosing a metal level in the marketplace

April 25, 2022 – In the ACA marketplace, it’s important to recognize that while Bronze, Gold and Platinum health plans have the same value no matter who…

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The case for switching from Bronze to Silver

March 31, 2022 – The American Rescue Plan's subsidies made about 4.6 million Americans eligible for a free benchmark Silver health plan. Here's why it would…

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What will happen if ARP’s insurance subsidies expire?

March 29, 2022 – The American Rescue Plan made ACA health plans more affordable through enhanced subsidies. Here's what happens if that subsidy structure…