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Computer Glitch Causes 1900 Pregnant CoveredCA subscribers to lose coverage

Pregnancy can be an absolutely amazing time in a woman's life, but it can also be extremely stressful. 1900 women in California are experiencing the latter feeling after losing their health insurance due to a glitch in CoveredCA's computer systems.  While always important, access to health care is absolutely vital while pregnant.  These women were penalized through no fault of their own. Emily Bazar of...

Missed open enrollment? 3 ways to get health insurance anyway

The much-publicized deadline to enroll in health insurance has come and gone as of January 31st.  Consumers now enter a new world where they can no longer enroll in health insurance or jump between health insurance carriers freely.  However, there are still ways to get health insurance in the new “offseason” created by the Affordable Care Act. Special Enrollment Periods for those with Qualifying Events...

Stuck without insurance? Consider a short-term policy

If you've been following this space, you know that Open Enrollment for 2016 has officially closed. Yes, we're only 2+ months in to 2016, but you can no longer sign up for an individual health insurance policy with an effective date anytime in 2016. The final day to enroll was January 31st. While you can still sign up in some circumstances, chances are you are...

Behind on filing your taxes? You may be losing your CoveredCA financial assistance

Do you hate doing your taxes? Do you and your accountant put them off as long as possible? You are about to get a lot more motivated to get them done as soon as possible. CoveredCA has identified thousands of covered individuals who are at risk of losing their premium assistance on April 1 due to not filing their taxes in time. The good news?...

Filing your tax returns just got a little more annoying: How to prove you don't owe an ACA penalty

Winter is almost over and that means three things: Looking forward to that first day you can wake up and ignore your parka as you leave the house Pitchers and catchers are reporting It’s time to do your taxes As if that last point wasn’t annoying enough, recent Affordable Care Act regulations have made filing your taxes even more complicated. Luckily without even knowing it...