Frequently-asked questions by tag

health insurance marketplace

I’m enrolled in Medicare. Can I enroll my 14-year-old daughter in the exchange?

March 3, 2016 – If you claim her as a dependent on your tax return, and your household income is less than 400 percent of the poverty level, she may… Read more

Will my income count toward my boyfriend’s household income if he applies for exchange coverage?

February 13, 2016 – Q. My boyfriend and I live together and are not married. We have a child and both my daughter and I are covered by my employer's health… Read more

Are dental benefits included in the health insurance exchange plans?

January 5, 2016 – A: Pediatric dental is one of the ACA's essential health benefits. But there's no requirement that dental care for adults be… Read more

Is it true that under the ACA, insurers can’t cap how much they’ll pay out over the course of your lifetime?

Is it true that under the ACA, insurers can’t cap how much they’ll pay out over the course of your lifetime?

November 1, 2015 – Q. I have read that under the ACA insurers can not cap how much they will pay out over the course of your lifetime. Is this true? A. Not… Read more

Will I be able to see next year’s health insurance rates on exchange sites before open enrollment?

Will I be able to see next year’s health insurance rates on exchange sites before open enrollment?

October 21, 2015 – Q. Will I be able to see next year's rates on the exchange website before open enrollment begins? A: In most states, yes, although how… Read more

What do health insurance exchanges do?

September 3, 2015 – Q: What will health insurance exchanges do? A: The default description for state health insurance exchanges established by the Affordable… Read more

If I say ‘No!’ to Obamacare and buy my coverage outside of the exchanges, will I have to pay a penalty if the benefits don’t meet Obamacare’s standards?

If I say ‘No!’ to Obamacare and buy my coverage outside of the exchanges, will I have to pay a penalty if the benefits don’t meet Obamacare’s standards?

April 16, 2015 – Q. If I decide that I’m going to say "No!" to Obamacare, and buy my coverage in the non-exchange market – will I have to pay a penalty… Read more