Ads for Short-Term Plans Lacking ACA Protections Swamped Consumers’ Online Searches

Consumers shopping for insurance online last fall — using search terms such as “Obamacare plans,” “ACA enroll” and “cheap health insurance” — were most often directed to websites that promote individual health plans that didn’t meet consumer protections of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new study. They also failed to get adequate information […]

CO-OP health plans: patients’ interests first

Which health insurance CO-OPs are still active and what happened to the others? It’s been a rough few years for the ACA’s Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans (CO-OPs). There were 23 CO-OPs when the first open enrollment period got underway in the fall of 2013, but by 2019, just four CO-OPs are still operational, offering […]

5 Ways to Save on Medicare Supplement Plans

Making sure your healthcare needs are covered in retirement is essential. There are a variety of factors to consider when it comes to Medigap coverage, also known as Medicare supplement plans. Use these tips to get the coverage you need while finding ways to save. Know Thyself With so much advice swirling around, it is […]

How to Avoid Mistakes When Choosing Medicare Plans

“A problem well-stated is a problem half solved,” said renowned inventor and businessman Charles F. Kettering. With the number of options, choices and deadlines facing you when making Medicare decisions, it’s not difficult to run into a few problems. In some cases, you may not realize it until it’s too late. So, what are some […]