Monthly Archives: August 2014

New CEO for Healthcare.gov






The New York Times and most other major news outlets are reporting on the big news of the day – that Healthcare.gov has its first CEO. Kevin J. Counihan, who helped launch the Connecticut exchange, one of the few successful … Continue reading






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Nearly 3 million Americans qualify for Special Enrollment Period






The Affordable Care Act, as most agents know, creates an annual open enrollment period in the individual market. Last year, it ran from October 1st through March 31st, and this year it will run from November 15th through February 15th. … Continue reading






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IRS Publications about premium tax credit






Earlier today, we showed you two government videos that explain the premium tax credit. Now, we thought we’d show you some new publications the IRS has created that provide the same information. IRS Publication 5120: Your Credit, Your Choice – … Continue reading






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Two government videos explain premium tax credit






It’s no secret to agents who specialize in individual health insurance policies that the government has become our biggest competitor. Why? Because they’ve set up a website that allows consumers to purchase private health insurance directly from the government, and … Continue reading






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Number of state exchanges could increase






In the past, we’ve said that the large number of states using the Healthcare.gov federally-facilitated exchange site was a good thing since HHS allowed brokers to sell subsidized plans and did not dictate the commissions carriers would pay; states with … Continue reading






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New Bill Would Kill Auto-Enroll






It’s amazing that, four-and-a-half years after the health reform law was signed, there are still provisions that not only haven’t kicked in yet but aren’t even on most people’s radar. One example is the auto-enroll provision, which says that, starting … Continue reading






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New Kaiser Health News Article on Short-Term Plans






We’ve long said that for individuals and families that don’t sign up for coverage during open enrollment, short-term medical plans can be a great solution. In fact, they can even be a good option for healthy individuals who don’t qualify … Continue reading






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