Tag Archive: health insurance

Nov 18 2014

SIX Must-Know Facts About Obamacare Open Enrollment

By Jason Alderman If you buy your own health insurance, add this important date to your yearend to-do list: November 15. That’s the date open enrollment is available for individual healthcare plans offered through the Healthcare.gov site, your respective health insurance marketplace (https://www.healthcare.gov/medicaid-chip/eligibility/) or independent agents in your community. If you’re working for a company …

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Oct 15 2014

Medicare: Start Enrollment

Now’s the time for Texans with Medicare to check their health and drug coverage for 2015. Medicare’s open enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 until Dec. 7. Open enrollment is the best time to make sure your health and drug plans still meet your individual needs, especially if you’ve had any changes in your health. …

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Sep 15 2014

Uninsured Youth

In their quest to land a job, any job, many young adults will sacrifice what used to be called “fringe benefits” to gain a foot in the door. But many entry-level jobs either offer no healthcare benefits, or the employee’s cost share is prohibitive for someone barely making minimum wage. Add to the equation that …

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Sep 07 2014

Getting CHIP-Ready

For most families, back to school plans start as the summer comes to an end, but for Shellie Braggs and her kids, back-to-school planning started this past winter. That’s when she got her daughter and son health coverage through CHIP, the Children’s Health Insurance Program. She started by checking her options to get the whole family covered …

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Nov 12 2013

Lone Star State-Healthcare: There is no place like home

Some health care once done in a hospital or doctor’s office can now be done at home. It’s just as effective, more convenient and usually less expensive. Medicare pays for health care you receive in the comfort and privacy of your home if you meet certain requirements. To qualify, you must be home bound, under …

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Oct 30 2013

Healthcare.gov Glitches are not the biggest problem: Focus needs to be on Texas’ high rate of uninsured and costs to hospitals, privately insured

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified today before the U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee on the technical problems that have plagued the healthcare.gov open enrollment website since it went online on Oct. 1. While addressing these problems is important, the intense focus on the flawed website distracts from the …

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Oct 26 2013

Lone Star State: Shop best medicare deal

Now’s the time for Texans with Medicare to check their health and drug coverage for 2014. Medicare’s open enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 until Dec. 7. Open enrollment is the best time to make sure your health and drug plans still meet your individual needs, especially if you’ve had any changes in your health. …

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Apr 17 2013

Lone State State: Coming Soon – A new way to buy health insurance

Whether you’re uninsured or just want to explore your options, you’ll soon have a new way to find health care coverage that fits your needs and budget. The Health Insurance Marketplace will give you access to affordable, comprehensive coverage. You’ll be able to go to one website to learn about insurance plans available to you, …

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