For coverage to take effect on Jan. 1, enrollees must pay their first month’s premium on time.
The dates vary by insurer.
Nearly 365,000 individuals have selected plans from the state and federal health insurance exchanges as of the end of November, US Health and Human Services announced today, with a more than a quarter million signing up in November alone, four times the number who signed up in October.
Washington and three other states — Connecticut, Kentucky and Rhode Island – have sites that have run especially smoothly, becoming models for states such as Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois and New Mexico that are planning to launch their own sites in 2014.
After a disastrous launch of its health insurance exchange, Healthcare.gov, the administration has worked to revamp the site.
Here are some of the new features . . .
The initiative involved a system to guide their enrollees to choose facilities where routine hip and knee replacement procedures cost less than $30,000.
You may have to repay some of the money, but the amount you’d owe would likely be capped. Every individual’s circumstances are different, but here’s how it might work in a typical situation . . .
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.
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.