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Table of Health Insurance Max Penalties & Fees

By on December 29 2016 | Individual Insurance | Leave a comment

I think this info is important: Table of Important Yearly Health Insurance Maximums, Penalties, Fees for the fall of 2016. from a Kilpatrick Company Oct 2016 blog post

ACA Premium Tax Credit Eligibility for 2016 and 2017

By on December 16 2016 | Health Insurance | Leave a comment

Issue Number: HCTT-2016-79 (from an email from the IRS) A Series of Yes-or-No Questions help you Determine Eligibility for the Premium Tax Credit The premium tax credit – also known simply as PTC –  is a credit for certain people who enroll, or whose family member enrolls, in a qualified health plan offered through a […]

ACA Open Enrollment For 2017

By on November 30 2016 | Health Insurance | Leave a comment

OK Open enrollment for individual health plans started on Nov 01, 2016. The first deadline is:   Dec 15, 2016 to get a plan that will start on 01/01/2017. Jan 15, 2017 for a plan to start 02/01/2017. Jan 31,2017 for a plan to start 03/01/2017. This is the end of open enrollment for Under […]

Mid Summer 2016 ACA Info & News

By on July 28 2016 | Heathcare Reform | Leave a comment

      Ms. Rachana Pradhan is with Politico . She was with Inside Health Policy where she focused on the implementation of the ACA. She was interviewed on 03/27/2016, which was the 6th anniversary of the signing ot the ACA law. Please note: Starting at about min 1:45 she talks about TAX form 1095 (3 types ….depending […]

Healthcare News For March 2016

By on March 15 2016 | Heathcare Reform | Leave a comment

C-SPAN – Washington Journal -2016 Presidential Candidates Healthcare Proposals Th AM 03/10/2016 Alison Kodjak (health care reporter NPR) Alison Kodjak – LinkedIN Medical Bills Still Take A Big Toll, Even With Insurance  via NPR 03/11/2016 Related Links NPR HealthNews  NPR Health shots (npr health news)        

ACA Open Enrollment 2016 Ends January 31st

By on January 25 2016 | Health Insurance | Leave a comment

Open enrollment for individual health insurance plans comes to a close at the end of January for 2016.  So,  Sunday 01/31 is the last day people can purchase health insurance with out a special exception. I am going to post  something I read in the Houston Chronicle on Sunday 01/24, that included some news on what […]

ACA Individual Health Fall Open Enrollment 2016

By on November 11 2015 | Health Insurance | Leave a comment

O.K. the 3rd  Open Enrollment for individual  and family coverage (2016 coverage) has started. Open enrollment for individual  &  family ACA health insurance plans  is Nov  01, 2015  –  Jan 31,  2016.  (link for 2016 timeline).    and YES, this is  for plans ON and OFF the Marketplace. 12/15/2015 deadline for coverage to start 01/01/2016 […]

Upcoming ACA Health Law Tax Not Just On Luxury

By on September 9 2015 | Heathcare Reform | Leave a comment

I  read a good article on the so called “ Cadillac tax”  in the Houston Chronicle  (09/02/2015) part of the ACA or Affordable Care Act (Obama Care). The article  points out some of the things that a lot of people like and use that are due to be affected by the new law.  This “Cadillac […]

2015 ACA Info And Rules From CIGNA

By on July 18 2015 | Heathcare Reform | Leave a comment

I found an excellent document that provides good info on individual and family plans for ON and OFF the marketplace. As we do not always have all the answers to your questions, sometimes we go to the carriers or major health insurance companies to find them. This is primarily because of all the changes that […]

ACA Tax Penalty Calculator

By on July 14 2015 | Heathcare Reform | 1 Comment

In the March 06, 2014 WSJ there was an article on the prospect of the ACA tax penalty.  The WSJ talks of the the Tax Policy Center (TPC) and its mission to provides timely, accessible analysis and facts about tax policy. TPC – ACA Tax Penalty Calc ACA -exempt list from TPC wsj.com_blog_-Obamacare Penalty to Exceed 95 for […]

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