Health Insurance

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2016 – 2017 Important Dates

Open Enrollment Period is the three months at the end of the year when individuals have the opportunity to shop for new health insurance plans. Below are some of the most important dates to mark on your calendar, including when Open Enrollment starts and ends, and dates when coverage will be effective. We suggest writing […]

The Coverage Gap

Years ago, when the Affordable Care Act was first implemented, our country saw high numbers of uninsured individuals, reaching around 42 million in 2013.6 The new health care reform law aimed to make health insurance more affordable and more accessible, and to hopefully lower that number. Several years into the Affordable Care Act, we have […]

Keeping Health Coverage With COBRA

If I asked, “what is COBRA?” how would you answer? Hint: the answer is not snake or car… not in this context, anyway. In the world of health insurance, COBRA stands for Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act. If that means absolutely nothing to you, I promise to explain it in a way that makes much […]

What Does ACA-Compliant Mean?

I spend my days sifting through articles and research surrounding the health insurance world. Recently I’ve noticed that a lot of writers write as if they’re only trying to speak to those who understand health insurance in its entirety. Clearly, those who completely understand health insurance are not the majority. Quite the opposite actually.

That […]

Can I Get Health Insurance Now?

The Open Enrollment Period for Obamacare has officially ended. If you missed the deadline to sign up for a health plan, you may have questions, like “what are my options?” and even “do I have any options at all?” Our answer? There’s always an option!

The Solution
If you missed Open Enrollment and don’t qualify for a […]

Infographic – Benefits of Health Insurance

Several articles on our site point to the many benefits of health insurance, but sometimes a simple, visual representation makes ideas a bit more clear. This infographic just touches on what we consider to be three of the biggest benefits of major medical health plans for people of any age- less debt, free preventive care, […]

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to have health insurance?

-Under Obamacare, almost everyone is required to have health insurance, unless they qualify for an exemption. You can learn more about this and several other changes about health insurance here.

Does it cost me anything to use a licensed agent at Health Choice One to enroll in a health […]

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 […]

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. […]