Hard to believe it’s already open enrollment season for employer-sponsored benefits providers. At GetInsured we talk to employers every day who are so busy preparing open enrollment information for their active employees that their COBRA participants become an afterthought. Most companies don’t realize how much COBRA enrollees actually cost them, and what a mistake […]
This tax season is the first time you’ll be asked about your health insurance when you’re sitting down to file your return. Here’s what you need to prepare.
If you were shocked to discover you owe a tax penalty for not having health insurance in 2014, you’ll need to know about these special enrollment windows.
Yes, open enrollment officially ended. And yes, the deadline to sign up for coverage has been extended in most states. Note to the uninsured: Get Moving!
If you’re planning to keep the same health insurance you bought last year, beware. Its premium may have changed a lot. Here’s how to re-shop quickly & easily.
A savvy health insurance pro can make the shopping process much easier. Here are 6 ways to know you’re in good hands.
Shopping for health insurance? Premium rates for 2015 have changed — and here’s the secret that smart shoppers know about what those changes mean.
Most Americans are choosing to buy either silver tier or bronze tier health insurance plans. Here’s why.
Feeling stressed about the holidays, shopping for health insurance, and your endless to-do list? Here are 3 simple ways to bring a little calm to your day.
Holiday gatherings are the perfect setting for family members to share their medical history. Here are 6 ways to get the conversation going.
If things have changed from when you first bought your health insurance it could affect your coverage, or your tax credits. Here’s what you need to know.
Vacations recharge your mind and feed your soul, but sometimes they can wreak havoc on your body. Here’s how you can stay healthy.
A new report finds that the benefits of vaccines far outweigh any risks. Here is what you need to know.
Swimming is a great summer pleasure. But before you head into the surf or dive into the pool, read this. And spread the word.
If you know the right questions to ask, will you get better healthcare? Dr. Marty Makary thinks so. Find out how his push for transparency helps us all.
Become a kaleidoscope of color — or get soaking wet — during one of these three themed races. Who knew exercise could be such a blast!
Is your bathroom cabinet amply stocked with the all remedies you’ll need for any illnesses, accidents, or complaints your family faces? Here’s a checklist.
Innovation, including health reform, happens when ideas and information are shared, says Aneesh Chopra, the country’s first chief technology officer.
Don’t assume that no is the final answer. If your medical claim gets turned down, you can appeal. And the odds are in your favor.
Dogs and cats — so cute and cuddly – are treasured members of your family. But did you know they’re also good for your health?
A baby’s arrival is a joyous event. Making sure you are both in the best health possible will make the occasion that much happier.
It makes sense that the great outdoors is often the best medicine for our mind, body, and spirit.
During the ACA’s first open enrollment, our brokers expected to field all kinds of health insurance questions. What they didn’t know is how many lives they would change.
Who knew the Affordable Care Act would spur such marketing creativity?
Dealing with infertility puts you on an emotional roller coaster for many reasons, one of which is that treatments are so costly, and for some, financially out of reach. What you may not know is that in 22 states ACA plans cover some infertility treatment or services. What’s covered? How much will you have to […]
Bust out of your (boring?) workout routine by trying one of these 4 innovative classes. You’ll feel like a school kid at play while getting in shape.
Looking to ward off a spring cold or just give your body a healthy boost? Head for the fridge, not the pharmacy.
Confused by all the health insurance terminology? Watch these kids explain health insurance like you’ve never heard it before.
The Affordable Care Act puts a couple back in charge of making an important decision . . . and fulfilling a dream.
The government has opened up a brief window for some people to buy health insurance after March 31 but here’s why you should sign up, like, NOW!
If you’ve enrolled in a new health insurance plan, don’t forget that you’re not officially covered until you pay that first premium.
20-Somethings, Listen Up: Depending on where you live, buying health insurance can be cheaper than paying the penalty. Just check out some of these prices.
If you’re in your 20s, health insurance might be less expensive than you think. Check out this list of counties where health insurance is the cheapest.
When it comes to signs and symptoms of heart disease, women are not small men, says renowned cardiologist Nieca Goldberg. Here’s what you need to know.
Find out why feeling happy and content lowers your risk of a heart attack. And how hugging your friends will bring more joy to your day.
For once there’s some good news in the fine print: The ACA plans offer new benefits that will help keep you healthy.
Out-of-pocket healthcare expenses can eat up a chunk of your budget each month. Here are some creative ways to keep those outlays in check.
The option to keep your employer-sponsored health coverage is a good one, but is it best for you? Here are some things to consider.
What happens when your doctor or pharmacy can’t confirm your new insurance? Here are a few steps to take.
Over the last few months, consumers have been wrestling with insurance-plan options…and information overload. Here are the top 10 questions people were asking, and the answers.
If your policy was discontinued, you’ll be able to claim a “hardship exemption.” Which means you can buy a low-cost Marketplace catastrophic insurance plan — or skip coverage altogether this year.
Hey all you moms: During this joyous time of year, take a moment for reflection. Here’s why getting your family insured will make it a Happy New Year.
If the guy you married is leaning away from health coverage for himself (as long as you and the kids have it), you need to sit the man down for a chat.
Though they are able-bodied young adults, they are not invincible. Here are 5 things they should know about health insurance.
Have your folks retired early or cut back their work hours? Do they think they can skate by insurance until Medicare kicks in? Here are 5 ways Obamacare is good for them.
Hearing a lot of confusing information about Obamacare? Here are the 5 most important facts you need to know.
Is a $2000 charge for a few stitches really fair? Hospitals defend their pricing, but some patients would disagree.
Still not insured? The news from healthcare.gov is that it’s now easy to shop.
Your annual physical is no time to be shy. Make sure you leave your doctor’s office with answers to these questions.
If you buy your own health insurance and you received a cancellation letter from your insurer, you may be wondering: What gives? Here’s an explanation.