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10 ways to get ready for the Health Insurance Marketplace

Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace is coming soon. Here’s how you can get ready to enroll starting October 1, 2013. Find the Marketplace in your state and get your options & info. Sign up for email or text updates about the Marketplace and connect with us on social media. Gather basic information about your household […]

Alejandra’s story: College Students Need Health Insurance Coverage Too!

Have you met Alejandra? Alejandra is an ambitious student with big dreams. She is looking forward to college and has plans to become a health professional – just like her big sister Mayra. And like millions of young adults across the country, Alejandra does not have health insurance. Making ends meet. Trying to make something […]

Calculating your costs and savings in the Health Insurance Marketplace

When you fill out your Health Insurance Marketplace application, you’ll find out what plans and premiums are available to you and see how much you will save. Most people who apply will qualify for lower costs of some kind. What you can do before Open Enrollment Open enrollment begins in less than two weeks. Specific prices […]

How to get help with your Health Insurance Marketplace application

There’s a new way to get help with your Health Insurance Marketplace application when applying for coverage in Tennessee. Visit LocalHelp.HealthCare.gov to find help in your area. You can search by city and state or ZIP code to see a list of local organizations with contact information, office hours, and types of help offered, such as non-English language […]

7 Surprising Things About the Affordable Care Act

From WebMD.com: The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, already has brought big changes to the U.S. health care system. You may have gotten a refund check from your health insurance company, for example. Or maybe the last time you visited your doctor you weren’t charged for some preventive services like vaccines, certain cancer screening tests, and tests for heart […]

Here’s how the Health Insurance Marketplace helps women

We have good news for women who care about their health! You have new rights and protections in the Health Insurance Marketplace starting in 2014. Here are 4 things for women to know about how the  Health Insurance Marketplace helps women: You won’t be charged more for health insurance just because you’re a woman. You can’t be […]

3 ways to get health insurance coverage if you’re under 30

Sooner or later, everyone needs health insurance. This is true even if you’re healthy and under 30 like Jaime and Malik. The Health Insurance Marketplace provides you with several options to secure health insurance coverage if you’re under 30 and put you in charge of your coverage. If you’re under 26, you may be able to get covered on a parent’s health […]

Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Begins October 1

Starting on October 1 2013 open Enrollment for Health Insurance begins!  People without insurance will be able to shop through the health care marketplace  to compares prices and plans and get covered. With open enrollment less than a month away, this is a great opportunity to review some of the key components of the Affordable Care […]

How to find the health insurance plan that’s right for you

  The Health Insurance Marketplace is a new way for you to buy health insurance. In the Marketplace, there are 5 categories of health insurance plans based on how you and the plan can expect to share the costs of care. Bronze: Your plan pays 60%. You pay 40%. Silver: Your plan pays 70%. You pay 30%. Gold: Your plan […]

Malik’s story: I’m young and I need Tennessee health insurance

  Have you met Malik? Malik is a 23 year old bartender and server who works in the restaurant industry. He works on his feet all day and like millions of Americans, Malik does not have health insurance because he can’t afford it. Can’t afford insurance. Can’t afford to miss work. Malik shared his story […]