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2013-12-31 12:22:27

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several key pieces of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014, and may include changes to your healthcare coverage. Pennsylvania wants to ensure that individuals who have applied, or are planning to apply, for healthcare know their status and where to go for assistance. If you applied for healthcare coverage through the federal government's website, HealthCare.gov, technical issues may impact your...

2013-12-30 23:20:30

Affordable Care Act Least Affordable to Middle and Lower Income Groups Warns Author and Physician Mark Davis on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Radio Show Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 Middle and lower income groups who swung the 2012 Presidential election to Barak Obama, according to author Mark Davis, MD, will likely be the hardest hit when the new Affordable Care Act, also called ACA or ObamaCare, is fully implemented. Dr. Davis is concerned that even with government subsidies,...

2013-12-24 08:23:58

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Dec. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In most states, today is the deadline by which an individual must apply for health insurance for it to be effective by the first of the year. For taxpayers who miss this initial deadline, or may be confused by their options, not to worry. Jackson Hewitt® will help customers understand their new options under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at the time of tax preparation. So, for those looking to have coverage effective at the next...

2013-12-23 23:04:35

From implementation of the Affordable Care Act to a government shutdown, small business owners look back on 2013. Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 With the end of the year fast-approaching, America’s small business community looks back over the past 12 months of enormous changes and gridlock in Washington that has left them closing the books on 2013 with mounting uncertainty. The small business community across the country continues to face these challenges with 2014 on the...

2013-12-23 16:22:33

LONDON, Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Health Insurance Marketplace Readiness Beyond the Politics and Challenge of Implementation Beginning October 1, American citizens who do not have health insurance will be eligible to purchase standardized insurance coverage using the new health insurance marketplaces, formally referred to as health insurance exchanges (HIX). This offering will be administered either by their state,...

2013-12-20 23:04:37

A Cheatsheat for Signing up for ObamaCare Coverage Park City, Utah (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 Today, Zane Benefits, the number one online small business health benefits solution, published new information on signing up for individual insurance. According to Zane Benefits’ website, here's an updated timeline that provides a snapshot of the major health care reform provisions taking effect in 2014. These health care reform provisions include essential health benefits, the health...

2013-12-19 23:03:26

December’s Policy Snapshot, Medicaid Expansion Moving Forward in Ohio: Controlling Board Decision Paves Way for 67,000 Northeast Ohioans to Gain Health Coverage, Details How the Controlling Board’s Action Made Medicaid Expansion a Reality in Ohio Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 To say that Medicaid expansion moving forward in Ohio was at the top of healthcare advocates’ holiday wish lists would be an understatement. From the moment the U.S. Supreme Court voted in June 2012...

2013-12-19 16:27:42

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) introduced legislation today that would provide incentives for individuals to purchase premiums in the new health insurance marketplace. The Healthcare Premium Parity Act (H.R. 3791) will allow individuals who are not enrolled in a group insurance plan, including civil service and military retirees, to take above-the-line deductions on their tax returns for the amount of their health insurance...

2013-12-19 12:29:12

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the holiday season rush, folks should be aware of a deadline for health insurance. Under the new federal health care reform law, people have until Dec. 23 to apply for insurance if they want it to be effective at the start of 2014. "We understand this is a busy weekend, but if folks can take an hour to apply for insurance and pay their first month's premium, they can have health coverage by Jan. 1," Perry Bryant, executive...

2013-12-19 12:28:47

Top-Tier plans not necessarily the most expensive SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using the average premiums for the four main categories of Affordable Care Act health plans, HealthPocket analyzed how healthcare use and enrollee age affected which health plan had the lowest annual combination of premiums and out-of-pocket costs. While Bronze health plans were the least expensive plan with respect to average premium, other plans were less expensive...