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Mom, dad and new baby.

How Obamacare changed maternity coverage

Before the ACA made coverage guaranteed issue, pregnancy itself was considered a pre-existing condition that would prevent an expectant… Read more

About ACA cost-sharing subsidies.

The ACA’s cost-sharing subsidies

While the Affordable Care Act's premium subsidies help pay the cost of the health insurance itself, cost-sharing subsidies help to reduce… Read more

Individual health insurance also means family.

Individual health insurance under Obamacare

If you are self employed, or if your employer does not offer health insurance, you'll likely turn to the private market to purchase an… Read more

Adding a child to a family is a qualifying event.

Qualifying events that can get you coverage

Even if you missed the general open enrollment, you could still have an opportunity to enroll in an ACA-compliant plan this year if you… Read more

Shopping healthcare.gov.

The federal exchange option

By March 2016, effectuated enrollment across the 38 states using the Healthcare.gov enrollment platform stood at 8.4 million people. And 85… Read more

The essential benefits are the heart of Obamacare.

Obamacare’s essential health benefits

Since 2014, all individual health insurance sold in and out of the ACA's exchanges – whether to individuals or to small firms with fewer… Read more

How SHOP plans help employers and employees.

How SHOP exchanges help small businesses

The unprecedented advantages offered by ACA's SHOP exchanges truly make the law a game changer when it comes to making small businesses… Read more

Protect yourself from predators.

Avoid scams while shopping for insurance

The ACA was signed into law in 2010, and almost immediately, scammers began looking for ways to make a quick… Read more

Seeing clearly when evaluating insurance companies.

Evaluating health insurance companies

Before you start seeking health insurance quotes, it's prudent to take a look at the health insurance companies and their potential service… Read more

The difference between marketplaces.

Know your health insurance exchanges

The ACA-created health insurance exchanges will be up and running in days, and while anticipation is running high, so is confusion. If… Read more

Wondering about health insurance exchanges.

What is a health insurance exchange?

Health insurance exchanges are set to launch across the United States on October 1 and bring radical change to how people shop for and buy… Read more

Shopping the Obamacare exchanges.

Shopping in the exchanges: what to expect

Ever since the ACA was signed into law in 2010, "exchange" has been a buzz word in health care reform. But there's still plenty of… Read more

Protecting consumers who buy health coverage.

Consumer protections under the ACA

The health reform law did many other things besides mandate the creation of state health insurance exchanges – also known as health… Read more