Which health insurance plan is best? Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum? Answer: It depends on what you need. In Maine and New Hampshire there are no Platinum plans available. Gold plans are the most expensive, Silver comes next and Bronze premiums will be lowest. All of these plans will cover all essential benefits, but the priciest will … Read more How to know which plan is best.
When you turn 26 you can apply for a Marketplace or Obamacare plan before your 26th birthday so that your new health insurance plan will start on the first day of the month when you turn 26. Insurance coverage for adults covered under a parent’s employer group health insurance ends on your 26th birthday. After … Read more Turning 26. When should you apply?
Answer: If you end the year earning more than you estimated you may have to pay back some or all of the premium tax credits you received.If your income increases during the year and you end up earning more than you originally thought when you applied for your insurance , you may have to pay … Read more What if you make more money than you estimate?
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Rate increases for 2020; Anthem will rejoin the exchange, average rate changes lower than past years. As was the case in 2019, we will continue to see the cost-sharing reductions as well as lower deductibles and out of pocket maximums for on-exchange silver plans for 2020. And good news for people in Northern Maine, Anthem’s … Read more What’s new in 2020?
Should I consider a high-deductible plan? Answer: If you’re healthy and have some money in the bank, you might want to consider a high-deductible health insurance plan (HDHP). HDHPs typically have lower premiums than traditional health plans because of the high deductible, and they protect you from catastrophic health events. But HDHPs are not … Read more What are High-Deductible Plans?
I’ve always had a high deductible plan, and I’m happy with my coverage. I’ve heard that the ACA allows for a catastrophic plan. Is that the best option for me? Answer: Catastrophic Plans are only available to people under age 30 or people older who qualify for a hardship exemption. Although the term “catastrophic … Read more What are Catastrophic Plans?
When I compare health insurance plans for my family, they all show a family deductible. Does that mean we’d have to meet that full deductible even for just one person? Answer: No. There are individual deductibles built into the family deductible, and each family member is only required to meet the individual deductible … Read more What is a “Family” Deductible?
Community Health Options (CHO) is a Co-Op, how are they different from regular health insurance companies? Answer: They are basically the same. Co-ops are health insurance companies run by members for members, similar to credit unions. They were created through the Affordable Care Act in 2010 to increase competition among health insurers and … Read more What is a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan?
Ideally you want all these things, but if you don’t have everything still try getting as far as you can through the process. Last year’s tax information for you and your family Estimated income for the coming year Social Security Numbers for everyone enrolling Employer and income information for every member of your household who … Read more Documents Check List | Preparing to enroll in 2020