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Silver plan

August 16, 2020 – See Obamacare metal plans. Also, note that the ACA’s premium subsidies (premium tax credits) are based on the cost of the benchmark… Read more

SHOP exchange

April 16, 2019 – The Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) is an insurance exchange designed to help small businesses compare health plans and enroll… Read more

stand-alone prescription drug coverage

February 28, 2019 – In most cases, stand-alone prescription drug coverage refers to Medicare Part D plans that Medicare beneficiaries purchase to supplement… Read more

short-term health insurance

August 1, 2018 – Designed for healthy individuals and families, short-term policies provide an affordable safety net while switching from one life event to… Read more

small-group health insurance

May 15, 2018 – Small-group health insurance is medical insurance geared toward groups – including businesses – with 50 or fewer full-time equivalent… Read more

socialized medicine

September 23, 2017 – Socialized medicine is, by definition, a health care system in which the government owns and operates health care facilities and employs… Read more

single-payer system

September 23, 2017 – Single-payer system is a health care system in which one entity – a single payer – collects all health care fees and pays for all… Read more

small-business health care tax credits

May 23, 2017 – Employer tax credits – or Small Business Health Care Tax Credits – provide a tax credit of up to 50 percent of small business premium,… Read more

special enrollment period

May 12, 2017 – A special enrollment period allows you to enroll in an ACA-compliant plan (on or off-exchange) if you have a qualifying life event.… Read more

supplemental insurance

April 3, 2017 – Supplemental insurance refers to an insurance policy that supplements your primary health insurance coverage. Supplemental insurance… Read more

specialty drug

January 23, 2017 – Specialty drugs are high-cost prescription medications used to treat complex, chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, multiple… Read more

student health insurance

November 28, 2016 – Many colleges require their students to carry health insurance coverage, and the ACA also requires nearly all Americans to maintain health… Read more