We claim our son, but not our daughter, on our taxes. How are premium subsidies calculated for families like ours?
November 3, 2019 – Q. My husband and I have two children. We claim our son on our taxes; he's in high school, lives at home and has a part-time job. Our 23… Read more
October 28, 2019 – A 35-year-old says that before the ACA, his health insurance premiums were $150 a month with a $50 deductible. But did he have a true major… Read more
October 21, 2019 – Q: Who should consider a high-deductible health insurance plan? A: If you're healthy – or sick – and have some money saved or plan… Read more
October 18, 2019 – Q. Next year, I start college and I’m trying to decide whether I would be better off enrolling in the plan my college offers, buying my… Read more
We get health insurance through my job, but the coverage isn’t very good. Can I enroll in an exchange plan instead, and get a subsidy to help pay for it?
October 8, 2019 – Just about anyone can enroll in an exchange plan. But eligibility for a subsidy depends on how much your group plan costs and the quality… Read more
September 12, 2019 – Although there is no longer a federal tax penalty for being uninsured, some states have created their own penalties with enforcement… Read more
August 26, 2019 – Most people who are eligible for a health insurance subsidy claim that money in advance. But be careful when going that… Read more
August 14, 2019 – Q. I saw that the percentage of income I have to pay for my health insurance is lower for 2020, after decreasing for 2018 and then… Read more
June 1, 2019 – Q. Obamacare advocates frequently talk about how most exchange enrollees qualify for government subsidies. But who is left out? Aren't… Read more
May 14, 2019 – Q. My 21-year-old son is in college. I know he could stay on my employer's plan until he is 26. But he might be able to get better coverage… Read more
I’m leaving my job – and my insurance – on April 30. Do I qualify for open enrollment on May 1? or do I have to take COBRA?
March 7, 2019 – Q. I'm planning to leave my job to become self-employed in June. My insurance will end on June 30, but I have an option to take COBRA. Do… Read more