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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ACA & Healthcare News June 2015

By on June 22 2015 | Heathcare Reform | Leave a comment

There is a lot of talk about the pending court case on the ACA and tax subsidies. This is an important issue for the ACA law and most people in the USA and Texas.  The ACA law has had an effect on all of us (good and bad I think) but it is here and […]

“America’s Bitter Pill” A Book on the ACA

By on January 7 2015 | Heathcare Reform | 1 Comment

It is now January 2015.  So I hope everyone had a nice Christmas (or holiday for my non Christian friends) and a Happy New Year. While on my way to the post office.  I had the opportunity to listen to a radio show on NPR‘s Fresh Air. The topic was a new book by Steven […]

ACA Pre-open Enrollment 11/15/2014

By on November 14 2014 | Heathcare Reform | Leave a comment

I found the above while reading TheAtlantic online (11/12/14)  in an article titled  “Insurance, as Explained by Cartoons” Try taking this Health Insurance quiz from Kaiser web site. This is a good source of information on health topics and the ACA in particular. We are working out the kinks in our abilty to serve and […]

Aetna Health Insurance Tools 2014

By on August 12 2014 | Heathcare Reform, Individual Insurance | 1 Comment

I am going to give some info and links for all the Health Insurance Co we work with in Texas. Starting out in alphabetical order with Aetna.  Aetna has a nice website –   health-reform-connection If it is not open enrollment can you purchase health insurance. In the new ACA world the answer is no […]

ACA Learning Curve

By on August 8 2014 | Heathcare Reform | Leave a comment

The new health care law or Affordable Care Act (ACA) (Patient Protection Affordable Care Act or PPACA) has a lot of moving parts and for people with little or no experience with health insurance it is a real challenge to understand the insurance world I read an article in the 08/02/2014 NYTimes titles “Newly Insured, […]

Tax Impacts of Health Insurance Coverage In 2014

By on April 29 2014 | Heathcare Reform | Leave a comment

The IRS  has published  a document titled “Tax Impacts of Health Insurance Coverage for Individuals & Families in 2014” This is a “Virtual Town Hall” series and is one of the things that many people are concerned with in regard to the new ACA law. That is,  how will the Tax law and this intersect […]

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