Tag: Subsidy

Obamacare 101: Health Care Reform FAQ - en Español

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=H9ND8EATNP4 Not to be outdone, the Kaiser Family Foundation has released their popular Health Care reform video guide in Spanish as well. Watch as "Los YouToons Se Preparan Para Obamacare." Spanish-speaking consumers will go from "know-nothing" to "Know-it-all" in just seven minutes. Further questions/preguntas? Ask away! If you prefer to receive your options over the phone, simply dial 866-SUBSIDY or 800-783-0802

Obamacare 101: Health Care Reform Frequently Asked Questions

Obamacare is almost here! In about three weeks, Covered California- California's state-based health care exchange- will open its virtual doors for business.  Hundreds of thousands of individuals are estimated to be eligible for coverage, with many expected to take advantage of the opportunity to purchase guaranteed issue health insurance in the opening weeks.  While we at Quotebroker have spent that last few months keeping you...

Covered California Subsidy Calculator and Plan Comparison Tool

Last week, Covered California, California's state-based health insurance exchange, released its online subsidy calculator and plan comparison tool. Users can enter basic demographic information- household size, annual income, and number of family members they'd like to be insured- and the tool will indicate whether or not the user is eligible for a premium subsidy on the spot.  If you are eligible for a subsidy to...

Is the California Health Insurance Exchange Right for Me?

Yesterday we discussed how you might enroll in the California health insurance exchange when it starts accepting applications on October 1 of this year.  But is the exchange really right for you?  Why might you want to avoid Covered California this fall? Your income keeps you from qualifying for a subsidy - The California health insurance exchange is the only place to receive a subsidy...

Benefit Breakdown: Beware the Subsidy Cliff

This fall, millions of Americans will take advantage of generous government subsidies meant to assist consumers in purchasing their health insurance policies.  As the law is designed, the less you make, the more you earn in subsidies.  However, what happens if you exceed your subsidy threshold, even by a single dollar?  Dan Mangan at CNBC.com attempted to answer that question today in his article, "Look Out Below!...