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If I don’t enroll in a plan by the open enrollment deadline, what are my options after that?

If I don’t enroll in a plan by the open enrollment deadline, what are my options? Read answer

Should I be leery of short-term health insurance? Read answer

Moving to a new state? Establish residency to qualify for health insurance.

I will be retiring from my job in August and moving to a new state. Do I have to establish residency there before I can apply for ACA coverage? Read answer

My son is covered on my employer’s policy through July 31. Can he enroll in a new plan starting on August 1, or did he need to have purchased a plan during open enrollment? Read answer

We live in China right now but we don’t have health insurance for the times we come back to the states. What kind of insurance can we get? Read answer

Do I need a certain income to buy Obamacare?

Someone told me you have to earn a minimum of $30,000 per year in order to purchase ACA insurance. Is this correct? Read answer

Is the individual mandate based on the honor system?

Is the Obamacare individual mandate just based on the honor system? Read answer