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Enroll by February 15 for Health Coverage Starting March 1!

Time to get health insurance

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…

New Fact Sheets Available to Help Consumers with Marketplace Questions

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released some easy-to-understand consumer fact sheets for those who are enrolling or who have newly enrolled in healthcare plans through the Marketplace. These fact sheets are great resources for organizations working to help people living with HIV/AIDS and others apply and enroll in healthcare coverage through the…

Serve on MLK Day

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Next Monday, January 20, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a national day of community service. Each year, across the U.S., Americans from all walks of life come together on this federal holiday to work to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems, serving their neighbors and communities. This year, educating community members about…

Insurance That’s High Quality and Affordable? Now That’s a Slam Dunk.

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No one plans to get sick or hurt — I certainly didn’t — but most people will need medical care at some point in their lives. As an athlete, I understood the value of my health insurance. I knew that in my profession, injuries were common and could happen at any time. It was important…