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Obamacare Open Enrollment Ends March 31, 2014

Obamacare Open Enrollment Ends March 31, 2014 - TaxACT

That’s the deadline. If you haven’t yet signed up for health insurance, there’s no day like today. Despite the record snowfalls and wind chills gripping the country, January was a hot month for healthcare. More than 1.1 million people signed up for coverage through state and federal marketplaces, according to a recent Department of Health […]

8 Free Preventive Services Under Obamacare

8 Preventive Services Free Under Obamacare - TaxACT

As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” And now, thanks to the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), taking measures to ward off illness and disease has never been easier. All marketplace plans are required to cover a specific range of preventive services without co-pays or coinsurance, […]

Tax Tips for 2014 That You Need to Know

Tax Tips for 2014 You Need to Know - TaxACT

For most people, the biggest change in 2014 is the individual mandate for purchasing health insurance. If you’re a high-income taxpayer, you may also pay higher tax rates and new taxes. If you qualify for certain tax breaks, you’ll be glad to know most of them are extended through 2014 or beyond. See if any […]

Five Things You Need to Know About the ACA

Five Things You Need to Know About the ACA - TaxACT

On October 1, 2013, the health insurance landscape changed dramatically as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), often referred to as Obamacare, went into effect. Thanks to a major overhaul of public policy, subsidized coverage can now be purchased through state-run or national exchanges, and no one can be turned away. Changes to […]

Persisting Myths About Health Care Reform

Persisting Myths About Health Care Reform

What are the most persistent myths about the Affordable Care Act? The answer to this question depends on who is asking and who is answering the question. So many myths have persisted for so long that it’s a challenge to separate what might seem to be a truly crazy myth (such as the act contains […]

Affordable Care Act: Catastrophic Plan vs Full Coverage

Affordable Care Act: Catastrophic Plan vs Full Coverage - TaxACT

Are you eligible for a catastrophic plan? Is it right for you? Under the Affordable Care Act, there are basically five levels of available health insurance plans: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze . . . and Catastrophic. Catastrophic is a minimal plan and has a number of limitations. It is therefore considered a separate plan from […]

What’s At Stake If You Miss the Deadline to Get Health Insurance?

What's At Stake If You Miss the Deadline to Get Health Insurance

The deadline to get health insurance is approaching. If you don’t have access to employer-provided health insurance and you don’t qualify for Medicaid or Medicare, you need to make sure you have health insurance that meets the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by January 1, 2014. If you don’t get qualified health insurance […]