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2018 Obamacare Subsidy Chart and Calculator

The income amounts to get 2018 Obamacare subsidies are based on – but higher than – this year’s federal poverty …

Obamacare Subsidies Overview: Tax Credits and Cost-Sharing Reductions

The main goal of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) is to make healthcare more affordable, especially for Americans without employer-sponsored …

Counties in the U.S. Where Obamacare Plans Have Become Too Unaffordable

Image: J. Stephen Conn / Flickr This year, we estimate that more than 1.5 million people in the United States …

What Are the Essential Health Benefits Under Obamacare?

Under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), every health insurance plan must cover a specific set of health services called “essential health …

Will I Have to Pay the Obamacare Penalty for Not Having Health Insurance?

2018 UPDATE: the Tax Bill enacted on December 22, 2017 ends the Obamacare penalty starting in 2019. However, you still …

Taxes Under Obamacare: 1095-A Tax Form, Tax Credits, Deductions, and Everything Else

As you prepare to file income taxes, you must consider whether or not an Obamacare tax applies to you. The …

Your Obamacare Cost Will Depend on Your Insurance Plan’s Metal Level

Whether you shop on or away from your state’s Obamacare exchange, you will select a qualified health insurance from one …

How to Enroll in Obamacare: Checklist for 2018 Coverage

If you’re confused about how to enroll in Obamacare, you’re not alone. Now that Obamacare’s Open Enrollment Period is over, …

How Much Is the Obamacare Tax Penalty for No Insurance?

With the dawn of Obamacare, a new era of healthcare reform declared every American would have access to health insurance …

What Are Obamacare Subsidies?

If you purchase your healthcare insurance through a state-based exchange or the federal health insurance marketplace, you may receive a …

How Does Obamacare Affect Me?

The Patient Protection Affordable Care Act – most commonly known as the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare” has changed the landscape …

Health Insurance for the Unemployed: Obamacare or COBRA?

Losing your job is upsetting – especially since your employer-sponsored health insurance plan ends on the last day of your employment. …

Obamacare Health Insurance Plans by State

States Select your state below, and get detailed information about individual and family plans in your area. Then, get a …

How to Apply for Health Insurance in the Age of Obamacare (2015 Edition)

Jeff Smedsrud outlines step-by-step how to find, compare and enroll in a health insurance plan that fits both budget and …

Easy Health Insurance for American Indians and Alaska Natives

According to the 2010 U.S. census, 5.2 million individuals identify as American Indians and Alaska Natives (or AI/AN). However, nearly …

Got A Health Insurance Cancellation Letter? Here’s What Happens If Your Health Plan Cancels On You

You should be relieved if your health insurance plan sends you a cancellation letter! Your health insurance cancellation letter may …

How Essential Health Benefits Affect Treatments for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

Maintaining your mental health is just as essential to well-being and happiness as your physical health. With 1 in 5 …

What Are Association Health Plans?

Until now, only specific groups (“associations”) could create and join association plans – in 2019, almost any group of people …

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 …

How to Read a Summary of Benefits and Coverage

A Summary of Benefits and Coverage (also called an SBC) is a tool that was created in 2010 as part …

Turning 26: Health Insurance Guide for Those Aging Off Their Parents’ Plan

When you’re turning 26, health insurance immediately becomes more of a concern. The transition from being covered under a parent’s …

What Happens If You Miss Open Enrollment for Health Insurance?

So, let’s say you miss open enrollment for health insurance in 2018. Maybe you’re a master procrastinator. Maybe you screwed up …

What to Check Before You Renew Health Insurance for 2018

If you’re set to automatically renew your health insurance policy for 2018, you could be in for a nasty surprise …

What’s the Point of a Deductible?

Your health insurance plan will want to store a new insurance card in your wallet – and might ask to …

How to Best Prepare Yourself for Negotiating Medical Bills

Even the luckiest among us will have to rush to a hospital at some point. Hospitals are required to treat …

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 …

Tips for Finding Cheap Short-Term Health Insurance

Short-term health insurance provides narrowly-defined, cheap temporary health insurance (relative to major medical insurance plans). This short-term individual health insurance …

What You Need to Know About Your Out-of-Pocket Maximum

All health insurance plans sold in the United States are required to set a maximum limit on the amount of …

Baby Insurance 101: What to Know About Health Insurance for Newborn Children

You’ll make several trips to the doctor’s office in the first month of your baby’s life. You can avoid wrangling …

Understanding Your Small Business Health Insurance Options

Entrepreneurship is highly valued in American culture, but despite the proliferation of startups and small businesses in the last decade, …

Medical Expense Deduction: What Is It and What Qualifies?

A tax deduction, like the well-known medical expense deduction, won’t exactly pay your taxes directly. Instead, tax deductions reduce the …

Buying Health Insurance for Children Under 18: A Guide

Finding affordable health insurance for children can be a challenge. Between understanding granular rules that determine coverage eligibility and the …

Do You Have to Get Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance?

Even if you’re eligible, you’re not required to get health insurance from your job. Sometimes it might not even be …

Are All Short-Term Health Insurance Plans the Same?

Commonly referred to as short-term health insurance or temporary health insurance, short-term medical (STM) plans are 30- to 90-day health …

Does Short-Term Health Insurance Cover Essential Benefits?

Traditional health insurance plans (“major medical health insurance”) must help you pay for ten essential health benefits guaranteed under the …

How to Cancel Your Health Insurance

There are a number of reasons why you’d want to cancel your health insurance plan. Maybe you started a new job …

6 Marketplace Health Insurance Alternatives

As major insurance companies pull out of Obamacare markets and healthcare premiums continue to soar, more and more Americans are asking …

What to Do If You Haven’t Gotten Your Health Insurance Reimbursement

Insurance companies are notorious for dragging their feet when it comes to processing claims. Whether it’s a prior authorization requirement …

Does Medicare Automatically Start at Age 65?

So, you’re ready to get Medicare. Will Medicare just start at 65 without your input? There’s a simple way to …

6 Types of Supplemental Insurance to Fill Your Coverage Gaps

Health insurance can make a big difference when it comes to paying for expensive medical care, from preventive services to cancer …

Can Married Couples Have Separate Health Insurance Plans?

As they join households, a lot of couples combine health insurance coverage. Getting married is considered a qualifying life event that grants …

What Is Faith-Based Healthcare?

Faith-based healthcare is offered through 501(c)(3) nonprofit charities with a religiously-oriented purpose, and serve as alternatives to health insurance. These plans are often …

What Is Fixed Indemnity Health Insurance?

Fixed indemnity health insurance is supplemental health insurance that helps manage out-of-pocket costs. These plans provide an extra layer of protection …

When High Deductible Health Insurance Is Best

Deductibles and premiums have a teeter-totter effect: If one goes up, the other goes down. If you want lower premiums, …

What to Know About Health Insurance

In the age of Obamacare, buying health insurance means finding the cheapest possible plan and filling out an application, right? …

Why You Should Shop for Health Insurance Every Year

Even with Obamacare’s exchanges and metal tiers simplifying matters, it can be difficult to sift through the options and feel …

How to Choose Between Major Medical Insurance and a High-Deductible Health Plan

Plan designs may include traditional major medical insurance (with copayments) or a health savings account (HSA)-compatible high-deductible health plan (HDHP). Some …

Self-Employed Health Insurance Deduction: What You Need to Know

Any entrepreneur knows how difficult it can be to navigate the tax code and comply with the required filings. For …

What Is Medicaid?

Medicaid is a social welfare program designed to provide healthcare coverage for the poor in the United States. Certain people …

What Is Catastrophic Health Insurance?

Health insurance can seem like a burdensome expense, but it can often save you a lot of money when you …

A Consumer’s Guide to Health Insurance Terminology

Health insurance terminology and jargon is confusing and hard to understand, especially when its your first time shopping for a plan. This consumer …

Health Insurance After Divorce: Your Options

In a perfect world, your soon-to-be ex will allow you to stay on their healthcare plan until the next open …

Understanding Different Health Insurance Plan Types

Shopping for insurance is like navigating a maze of industry jargon and lingo. This article will explore the meanings of …

Marketplace Health Insurance or Non-Marketplace Health Insurance?

The Affordable Care Act may require you to have health insurance, but you don’t have to buy it from the …

What’s a Health Insurance Qualifying Life Event?

When life changes, health insurance should be at the top of the priority list to review, just as you would …

When Is the Special Enrollment Period for Health Insurance?

If you read or watch any news about Obamacare plans or buying health insurance, you might hear terms like “open …

8 Most Significant Affordable Care Act Provisions

The day the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act breathed life, it was an instantly contentious issue. As the bill …

Why Small Businesses Should Offer Defined Contribution Health Plans

About a decade and a half ago, defined contribution health plans were the wave of the future for employer-sponsored benefits. …

The Many Health Savings Account Benefits

For many people, a health savings account (HSA) combined with high-deductible insurance is a great option. Health savings account benefits …

What Is a Health Savings Account (HSA)?

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are another common acronym thrown out in the healthcare world. An HSA is a type of …

5 Things to Know About Temporary Health Insurance

When you’re in between long-term, major medical insurance plans, you pay 100 percent of your healthcare costs. Unfortunately, sudden illnesses, …

What Is Short-Term Health Insurance?

When life leaves you without a health insurance plan, short-term health insurance offers protection from the unknown, which could include …

Short-Term Health Plans: Affordable Health Insurance for College Students

In the fall of 2014, 21 million college students walked across an American college or university campus to begin their …

7 Situations When It Makes Sense to Buy Short-Term Health Plans

No health insurance, no problem? Not quite. Going without a health insurance plan is a risky proposition. You may be …

A Step-By-Step Guide to Buying Individual Health Insurance

Shopping for health insurance can be daunting, especially when you’re buying individual health insurance on your own. To simplify the …

Follow These Health Insurance Tips If You’re Retiring Early

Retiring before the age of 65 is an American dream come true. You work hard your entire life, saving every …

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You have questions. We have answers. This is healthcare made simple. Q: Who is HealthCare.com? A: HealthCare.com is the nation’s …

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State Guides

States Select your state below, and get detailed information about individual and family plans in your area. Then, get a …

Wyoming Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Wisconsin Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

West Virginia Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Washington Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Washington, D.C.  Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Virginia Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Vermont Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Utah Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Texas Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Tennessee Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

South Dakota Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

South Carolina Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Rhode Island Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Pennsylvania Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Oklahoma Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Ohio Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

North Dakota Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

North Carolina Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

New York Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

New Mexico Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

New Jersey Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

New Hampshire Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Nevada Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Nebraska Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Montana Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Mississippi Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Minnesota Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Michigan Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Massachusetts Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Maryland Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Maine Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Louisiana Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Kentucky Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Kansas Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Iowa Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Indiana Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Idaho Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Hawaii Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Georgia Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Florida Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Delaware Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Connecticut Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Colorado Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

California Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Arizona Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Alaska Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

Alabama Health Insurance Marketplace

With most of the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions now in effect, the nation’s health insurance marketplace has undergone a …

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ObamacareInformation and education about the healthcare law also known as the Affordable Care Act. Health InsuranceImportant facts about how best …