In truth, there are two deadlines.
December 23rd and March 31.
Which one matters?
It depends on your circumstances.
Why is the new mental health parity rule important for consumers?
Who is affected by the new rules?
What if my provider doesn’t accept insurance?
Many insurers offering plans through the state’s exchange marketplace plan, Washington Healthplanfinder, have trimmed the include-all-providers networks in favor of more narrow plans.
Help sorting through plans is available through the Washington state Insurance Commissioner’s SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) program.
Insurance marketplace malfunctions have left some eager consumers in limbo as deadline to enroll nears. “I’m praying to God,” one says.
After years of trying to clamp down on hospital spending, the federal government wants to get control over what Medicare spends on nursing homes, home health services and other medical care typically provided to patients after they have left the hospital.
First of all, what the heck went wrong?
So what should I do now?
Can I buy directly from an insurer’s website?
Where can I go for help?
The nation’s top physician groups told White House officials Tuesday they are worried about what consumers will encounter after Jan. 1, when millions are expected to gain coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
After initial outrage over insurance cancellation notices, some people are finding better coverage and good deals on the marketplace.
Mini-med plans, often favored by retailers and restaurants with large numbers of low wage and part-time workers, generally provide an extremely limited range of benefits, and total coverage may be capped at just a few thousand dollars a year. Plans available through healthcare reform are likely to be much better.
Officials in at least a half dozen states are pushing back against health plans in the new insurance markets that limit choice of doctors and hospitals in a bid to control medical costs.
An ad campaign in Colorado dangles alcohol and sex in front of young people to entice them to learn about health insurance
They may be . . . .