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In Case You Missed It!

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Editor’s Note: The deadline for open enrollment for health coverage is March 31st! With the deadline only 28 days, we are reminded of this important message from Magic Johnson. For more information on how to enroll be sure to visit  healthcare.gov.  No one plans to get sick or hurt — I certainly didn’t — but…

CMS Issues Clarification Regarding Third Party Payment of Premiums

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On November 4, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a frequently asked question (FAQ) [PDF 112 KB] related to third-party payments of premiums for qualified health plans (QHPs) in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Since then, questions have arisen whether this FAQ applies to payments of premiums and cost sharing made on behalf of…

Want coverage starting March 1? Plan ahead for best results

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Consumers are applying and enrolling in quality, affordable health coverage every day using HealthCare.gov and State-based Marketplaces around the country. More than 3 million have enrolled so far, and we hope millions more will do so by March 31, the end of open enrollment. From Saturday February 15, 2014 at 3:00PM until Tuesday, February 18,…

Enroll by February 15 for Health Coverage Starting March 1!

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Despite the snow and cold that have blanketed much of the country this week, spring is coming! And that means an important deadline for signing up for healthcare coverage is also fast approaching. The deadline for open enrollment for 2014 coverage is March 31, 2014. If you haven’t enrolled in coverage by then, you generally…

An Important Message from Magic Johnson

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Editor’s note:  As we recognize the approach of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (February 7), we are reminded of this important message from Magic Johnson about the Affordable Care Act. No one plans to get sick or hurt — I certainly didn’t — but most people will need medical care at some point in their…

The Affordable Care Act Resources Round-Up

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During his State of the Union speech this week, President Obama asked every American who knows someone without health insurance to help them get covered by March 31st, when open enrollment ends. You can shop for plans and sign up for coverage online at HealthCare.gov, by phone at 1-800-318-2596, by mail, or directly through an…

Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) Coverage Extension

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Editor’s Note: We are sharing the following announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that individuals currently enrolled in the federally-run Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) who have not yet found new health insurance coverage can maintain their PCIP coverage until March 31, 2014. PCIPs were originally set to expire on December…

Get covered to stay in the game

Alonzo Mourning

When sickness or injury strike, having health insurance can mean the difference between falling and getting back up and dropping out of the game. I know, because I was at the top of my game – I felt invincible – but when I went for my regular team physical it turned out I had a…