For many Americans, the struggle to save enough money to cover unexpected expenses – like high medical bills – is real. In fact, unpaid medical bills is one of the leading causes of personal bankruptcy in the United States. That’s why having the right health insurance in place is a smart move.
Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment for your 2017 individual and family healthcare plan is here! Now is the time to enroll in new health coverage or make changes to your current plan.
It’s that time of year again! Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment for 2017 officially kicked-off this week and will remain open through Jan. 31, 2017.
Having health insurance is one of the smartest moves you can make financially. Not only does health insurance help protect you and your family’s health; it helps protect your financial security. An unexpected injury or illness can throw both your health and finances for a loop, and that is the last thing you need. (Did […]
*Updated for tax year 2016. In January, aside from receiving your usual Form W-2 from your employer, you may receive Form 1095-C related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If you received health insurance outside of the marketplace exchanges in 2016, and worked for a large employer, look for Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage, to arrive […]
With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) came the requirement that nearly every American must have health insurance. This requirement is sometimes called the individual mandate. Yet, despite the strict requirement, many people who are healthy wonder if obtaining insurance is really worth it financially. The same question is often raised – should I pay for insurance if […]
Shopping for health insurance may not be at the top of anyone’s list of fun things to do. However, with just a little preparation, it can take just a few minutes to shop and enroll in a plan that best fits your needs. To help save you time (and a little money) while shopping, here are a few […]
Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you must have a minimum level of health insurance coverage or pay a penalty, unless you meet one of the exceptions. That’s easy for people who get coverage through work, or who can afford to pay big premiums for their own plan. It’s also not an issue for people […]
What you need to know about Form 8965 Did you know that if you weren’t covered by a qualified health insurance plan last year you could face a penalty when filing your tax return? Fortunately, you may qualify for one of the many exemptions available. While some of the exemptions require you to apply through […]