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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 […]

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 […]

The ACA Does More than You Know

As a health insurance brokerage, the majority of information we provide is geared toward, you guessed it- health insurance! However, the Affordable Care Act actually spans beyond just health insurance and attempts to improve all things health care. You’ll be surprised to learn that the ACA does more than you know.

I stumbled upon an article […]

Preventive Care for Women

We talk quite a bit about the benefits of Obamacare- from the subsidies available to make it more affordable to no longer allowing insurance companies to deny someone coverage because of pre-existing conditions. However, as a female myself, I feel that one HUGE benefit of Obamacare is not mentioned enough, and that’s preventive care for […]

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 […]

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 […]