Hal was a former staff writer at HealthCare.com, where he monitored the insurance industry and helped consumers make smart medical decisions. Prior to joining HealthCare.com, Hal worked to grow other startups and nonprofit groups. He drinks a ton of coffee and eats vegetables almost every day.

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Lab Services, One of Ten ACA Essential Health Benefits

Your health insurance includes nurses, doctors, and…a team of scientists? Sure does. Since 2014, almost all health plans must offer you laboratory services coverage. Lab services coverage means…..

What’s the Point of a Deductible?

Each year, your health insurance plan will want you to store a new insurance card in your wallet – and might ask you to keep that wallet open…..

How to Save Money with Expanded Bronze Plans

A lifeline has opened up for Americans who, despite having health insurance coverage, struggle to afford routine healthcare. Most insurance policies make you pay all your bills until…..

What Is Medicare Part C?

Medicare Part C (also called Medicare Advantage) operates more like traditional health insurance than Original Medicare. Multiple private insurers offer different Part C plans. If you choose to…..

How to Get Your 1095 Tax Form?

Contact Your Insurer Directly There’s only one place where you can get a copy of your 1095 tax form: your insurance company. Contact them directly — ONLY your…..