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
February 15, 2019 – Q. What is the deadline to enroll in health insurance coverage for 2019? A. In almost every state, open enrollment ended December 15,… Read more
December 19, 2018 – Q. I was laid off right before open enrollment ended, and now do not have any income/insurance. Am I still required to sign up for… Read more
If I don’t make changes to my plan and just let it auto-renew for January, am I stuck with it for the rest of the year?
December 13, 2018 – Q. If I don't make changes to my plan and just let it auto-renew for January, am I stuck with it for the rest of the year? A. Yes, unless… Read more
If my income is less than expected this year, I might be eligible for Medicaid. What can I do to cover my bases?
November 14, 2018 – Q: I'm self-employed, so my income varies from one year to the next. I enrolled through the exchange and projected an income that makes me… Read more
August 1, 2018 – Q. If I don't enroll in a health insurance plan by the end of open enrollment (December 15), what options will I have? A. In most cases,… Read more
May 12, 2018 – Q: If I enroll in the exchanges, will that coverage take effect immediately? What's the earliest my coverage will take effect after I… Read more
February 2, 2018 – Q. Is Social Security considered income when I’m enrolling in a plan through the exchange? A. Yes. Social Security income is included in… Read more
I purchased health insurance under the Affordable Care Act in Texas, but I have moved to Colorado. How do I transfer my coverage?
January 22, 2018 – Q. I purchased healthcare insurance under the Affordable Care Act in Texas. I have now moved to Colorado. How do I transfer my coverage? A:… Read more
I can’t enroll in my employer-sponsored plan until July. Do I have to pay a penalty for the first half of the year?
January 10, 2018 – Q. I've been uninsured for the last few years. My company offers health insurance, but I didn't enroll during the open enrollment period… Read more
January 7, 2018 – Q. We have a health insurance policy through our state exchange. We're moving in July, but only about 50 miles away, and we're staying in… Read more
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?
January 5, 2018 – Q. My son is covered on my employer's policy through July 31, but because he's about to be 26, he'll have to find his own coverage. Can he… Read more