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Think Twice Before You Cancel Your Health Insurance

As a writer for this site, it is my job (one of my jobs, anyway) to stay on top of issues plaguing the health insurance world, and more importantly, the consumers of health insurance. This requires hours of reading and research of blogs, news articles, and information on government-run websites. My recent research has increasingly […]

Getting a Marketplace Plan When Job-based Coverage is Available

As of 2015, employers with 100 or more full-time (or full-time equivalent, working 30+ hours each week) employees must offer them and their dependents health insurance, or possibly be faced with a fine.2 If you work for an organization of this size and are offered health insurance, you may not like any of the plans […]

Having Health Insurance Will Cost You, but so Will Not Having It

You may have already read our article about the tax penalty, but if you haven’t, I recommend checking it out to get a more comprehensive overview. What I want to highlight here, though, is the fact that you may be responsible for paying hundreds of dollars- regardless of your decision to enroll in health insurance. […]

An Obamacare Benefit: Pursue Your Dream Job

By this point, many of us are aware of the clear benefits the Affordable Care Act offers us. Health insurance plans that many of us can actually afford every month, no more annual or lifetime limits on what a health insurance policy will pay, no more denials in coverage for preexisting conditions, and the list […]

3 Coverage Options for College Students

If you’re a college student, you’ve got a lot on your mind, and health insurance is probably in the back of it. Health insurance is something that’s important to think about, though, as much as you don’t want to. If you have a medical emergency and don’t have health insurance, you could really go into […]

Covered: The Health Insurance Term You’re Misusing

Our agents hear it all the time, “is it covered?” You’ve probably asked this question before when buying health insurance, be it out loud or just in your head. Before every doctor visit or procedure, I ask it myself, too… However, I’ve only recently realized that what I’m asking is not what I really mean…

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What is a Qualified Health Plan?

If you’ve read some of our other articles, you may have noticed the phrase “qualified health plan” pop up a few times. If you call Health Choice One to speak with an agent to find a plan, you may hear the word then, too. So for that reason, it’s important that you understand what it […]

Keeping Your Doctor

The relationship we have with our doctor is a unique one. Your doctor knows intimate details about your body and your health, and is familiar with your medical history. It takes a while to build up this trust with your doctor, so having to abruptly switch to a new health care provider can be pretty […]

2015 – 2016 Important Dates

In 2014, 6 out of 10 uninsured people reported not being sure of important dates for healthcare.1 If you are uninsured and will be enrolling in a health plan through the Marketplace (healthcare.gov) this year, make sure you remember these important dates. Put them on your wall calendar, put them in your phone, put them […]

Why Do You REALLY Pay for Health Insurance?

When you think about your motivation to purchase health insurance, what comes to mind first? Is it to help you pay for a trip or two to your doctor every year? How about to help you out with your prescriptions? If you answered yes to either of those two questions, we have a different alternative […]